WHAT HAPPENS DURING A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT?
A physiotherapist may assist you with an exercise plan. You will probably be able to sit out of bed on the first day after your surgery. You should be able to go for a walk within a couple of days.
Reducing the risk of an infection is very important. For this reason, you may be looked after in a separate room or ward of the hospital, your visitor numbers may be limited, and you may not be allowed to receive flowers from visitors.
The length of time that you will need to stay in hospital after the transplant surgery will depend on how well your body responds to the new kidney and wether you have any complications. Most people are in hospital between six and ten days. You may feel better immediately after your surgery or you may take longer to adjust.