I have had two open resections and I was told for both that I was not to lift more than 5-10 pounds for 6 weeks. Maybe if its done via lap the time will be around 4 weeks.
Don't worry about your daughter, your wife can pick her up and put her on your lap and you can still snuggle that way.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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