Help With NF Surgery Restrictions

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Siyonara
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   Posted 2/23/2013 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am new to this post. I had the hiatal hernia surgery and wrap on 2/1/13 and have lost 15 lbs so far. But my concern is, is it true that I can not sweep, mop, or lift anything heavy again? I can't even pick up anything from the floor because it hurts. I did the laundry and cook. What can I do and can't do and for how long? Please help. Siyonara
 
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dencha
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   Posted 2/23/2013 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Siyonara,
Welcome to the Healing Well yeah yeah yeah Wrapped Club! yeah yeah yeah I had the surgery four years ago, and believe me, you'll be able to sweep, mop, and lift things to your heart's content, once you've healed.  Right now the limitation is due to the fact that you've had a hernia repair which takes time to strengthen.  Your hernia and wrap will take time to completely heal, but I believe the most extreme lifting restrictions are taken off at around the 6-8 week mark. 
 
Please contact your surgeon's office for specific advice regarding activity restrictions.  I know one thing they'll say...if it hurts, don't do it.  Listen to your body and follow it's lead.  You're just aout 3 weeks into your healing.  It takes 6 months for most of the healing and a year for the rest.  Try to surrender to your recovery and follow its lead.  You can't rush things...try to go with the flow.  Don't be a hero now...be sure to ask for help when you need it. 
 
Glad you've joined us!
Best wishes,
Denise
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eLaReF
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   Posted 2/25/2013 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Siyonara

My wrap was nearly 10 years ago, and I have no problems with any of the things you mention. I was 35 when I had my op, and was back to normal after a few months healing.

Having said that though, I wish I'd thought of saying I could never sweep and mop and lift heavy things again at the time.

I'm not sure my wife would have bought it, but it could have been worth a try.... :)

Hang in there.

Les.

dencha
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   Posted 2/25/2013 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Les,
You're too funny!  I agree!
Denise
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"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle
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