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 Post subject: gentle exercise during recovery
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:37 pm 
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I'm recovering from surgery and looking for ways to stay active and not turn into a sloth. What are some gentle exercises you recommend, or ways to get your heart moving that don't require too much activity? Normally I hike, bike, walk, and practice yoga.

I can't swim yet as I can't submerge my surgery incision cite, but when I can I'm thinking about this, though am pretty new to swimming as anything other than beach recreation.

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 Post subject: Re: gentle exercise during recovery
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:16 pm 
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You might think me mad but have you tried looking for something like sit and be fit exercises? They use them for people in wheelchairs and the elderly. (I know...)

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 Post subject: Re: gentle exercise during recovery
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:15 pm 
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With my first surgery, at my follow-up appointment a little over a week later, I was released to exercise as long as I wasn't lifting weights. I went to my women-only bootcamp class (http://www.beautyhunters.org/) two weeks after surgery. I'd been feeling fine at that point, but when I started exercising, my scar got SO itchy. Not just kind of itchy as a sign that it's healing, but so unbearably itchy that I wanted to claw my skin off. This time I said I would wait three weeks before I started exercising again, but my doctor took my Synthroid away at about the two week mark, so....yeah, I haven't exercised in over a month.

This is to say I don't really have any advice, except that I think you should go on walks and otherwise take it easy for a couple of more weeks, and then you will be able to go back to your regular exercise routine.


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 Post subject: Re: gentle exercise during recovery
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:12 pm 
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Tzippy wrote:
With my first surgery, at my follow-up appointment a little over a week later, I was released to exercise as long as I wasn't lifting weights. I went to my women-only bootcamp class (http://www.beautyhunters.org/) two weeks after surgery. I'd been feeling fine at that point, but when I started exercising, my scar got SO itchy. Not just kind of itchy as a sign that it's healing, but so unbearably itchy that I wanted to claw my skin off. This time I said I would wait three weeks before I started exercising again, but my doctor took my Synthroid away at about the two week mark, so....yeah, I haven't exercised in over a month.

This is to say I don't really have any advice, except that I think you should go on walks and otherwise take it easy for a couple of more weeks, and then you will be able to go back to your regular exercise routine.


Thank you Vantine and Tzippy!

Tzippy, I feel so dizzy still. Did you feel that? When I go on a walk of more than a few blocks I get all sweaty and clammy and light headed. I'm still in a fair amount of pain, and still taking some percocet. I'm eager to move beyond this and start moving again since I feel like a potato.

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 Post subject: Re: gentle exercise during recovery
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:42 pm 
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I would guess that it's probably the Percocet causing the dizziness. I stopped taking it after a few days and switched to extra-strength Tylenol, but every person is different when it comes to pain management.


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