Silly Crisis-- Lifting after TIF Procedure

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   Posted 11/29/2012 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all--

I'm currently in my fourth week recovery from the TIF procedure (my fourth week started Tuesday). I'm having sort of a silly crisis-- I just lifted my Kitchenaid mixer before realizing that it was probably a few pounds over the 20 lb weight limit. My doctor really put a lot of emphasis on not lifting over 20 lbs because it would be detrimental to the surgery, and now I'm panicking that I could have ruined it all together because of one silly mistake! I was wondering if there were any other TIF patients out there that could give me some advice (or talk me down!).


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   Posted 11/29/2012 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 11/30/2012 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi postTIF,
I wouldn't worry about it.  You're very close to the cut-off.  You may actually feel some discomfort for a few days, but it should feel better again after that.
I know it's hard to remember you're recovering sometimes!  Especially the TIF!
Good luck,
Here's something I found online about TIF post-op activity:


  • Your body will require rest until you feel able to resume your normal routine, usually a week up to a month is needed for your recovery.

  • It will take one month to six weeks until you are ready to resume heavy lifting (over 20 pounds) or any strenuous exercise. Until then, "Don't Overdo It!"


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