16 days post op with questions

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Date Joined Oct 2012
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   Posted 12/20/2012 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
saw surgeon today. I am going to stop Prilosec tomorrow. Going back to work 1/7. I am released to progress my diet, but to chew, chew. I forgot to ask him about activity restrictions. Do you think it is reasonable to vacuum now? lifting weight limit? You guys have been great. Thanks!

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   Posted 12/20/2012 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told not to lift anything heavier than 5 lbs for six weeks. Then to slowly increase the weight over the next month or two. I could lift normal after month 3, but I listened carefully to my body and stopped if I felt any discomfort around my wrapped site.
I recently helped my father move a treadmill out of the house. He took the brunt of it though. I didn't feel any discomfort. It's been 3 years though.
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   Posted 12/21/2012 4:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Six weeks with no lifting was the advice given to me too.

My surgeon reminded me that although I only had a couple of small incision holes, I had still undergone major surgery and it would take months to be back to normal.

Take it easy.


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