I would imagine that he sould recover rather quickly depending on his health prior to the surgery. I had my first surgery at age 26 and I was in very poor health. I bounced back rather quickly once I was able to get home. I spent 9 days in the hospital in recovery. Once I got home, I was sore but almost back to my normal daily activity. By 3 weeks post my surgery, I was back to the gym taking aerobics classes. Once your son is able to eat, make sure he eats good simple meals to keep up his strength...homemade creamy soup was a huge help to me. It had carbohydrates, proteins, veggies and it was easy to digest. Better yet, it was easy to cook in a crockpot.
I hope he feels better very soon.
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