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Appendectomy, recovery and riding

Had my appendix removed Friday and am curious how long it took any others here to recover and get back on their bikes. It was close to rupture but the surgeon got it in time. No real complication save for a nasty blood bag hanging out of my side to drain the nasty stuff. Been on my feet for short stints since late Friday.

Had my gall bladder taken out 9 or 10 years ago and this has been much easier. That took 3 weeks to get out of bed.



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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-20-2009, 11:15 PM
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My brother-in-law was back up and about within a week after the appendix. I had my gall bladder out and was out and about in 4 days. I drove myself to my follow-up appt a week after surgery. Not sure why you took so long to recover, but that may be something to remember when you try to plan recovery for this too.

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when you feel good enough probably isnt a good idea, i went back to football practice then and ripped my side open again. not fun. when you feel good give it another week or so
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How big was the incision ?

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Took me 3 weeks to be for the most part 90% but I had it done laproscopic. If you have stints it sounds like the standard knife and stitches method which will take longer to heal. I wouldn't push it, but like Tom said keep moving gently. Look forward to that first dump, it is a amazingly gratifying event.

I think the doctor recommended no heavy lifting or working out for 3 months or something like that. I was back at work 1 week after.

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I had the laproscopic removal. Two tiny incisions and one larger one under the belly button. I was out of the hospital in 3 days. Back to 80% in 3-4 more. Flew to Italy and spent 4 weeks there....lol. In retrospect It was probably more risk then I should have taken but all worked out alright.

Personally I would take a week or two for everything to heal and then to go at your own pace. It not worth ending back up in the ER.
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With laproscopic surgery most docs will tell you to push as much as you feel good with as soon as the stitches are out.

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Look forward to that first dump, it is a amazingly gratifying event.
Damn if that is not the truth. This am was almost as enjoyable as prom nite 1985...

My procedure was laproscopic so it could have been worse. When I had my gall bladder done that was also to be lapro but the thing was the size of a tennis ball and looked like the stress relievers you get at sex harrassment seminars (the kind with the small beads that look funny when you sqeeze them way too hard).

Really blows. Good constant weather is almost here!


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Laproscopy recovers pretty quick.

First few days it is really important to walk around, it really helps. get rid of the
air they pump into you to give them room to work....when it bunches up it hurts.

About 4 weeks you should be 90%


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