Post Surgery Running
Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:02 PM
I am about to have surgery that will take about six weeks to recover from. By this I mean that six weeks post surgery I will be able to resume my normal lifestyle.
I have only been running for a year but am comfortably doing half marathons and now working on increasing my speed. The wheels have fallen off a bit the last couple of months and I am only running about twice per week, varying between 5 - 15km.
My question is, after a six week break, how long should I expect to take to get back to the same level of fitness as before the surgery?
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 10:55 AM
Therefore the answer might be a month or two, a year or two, or never.
I had cardiac bypass surgery two years ago. I walked each day thereafter, and my first run was after six weeks after that. Daily running from that point on. First race was two months after that (Glass House).
I'd say it took about six months before I was in the same form as before.
Posted 17 June 2011 - 03:39 PM
Posted 17 June 2011 - 04:31 PM
Snap! I'm having exactly the same thing. My eating is pretty good and I don't smoke so hopefully I'll be up and fighting relatively soon.
Are you happy with the results?
Posted 17 June 2011 - 04:42 PM
Day 3 - able to have shower and walk around.
Day 5 - went home, able to wash and dress myself.
2 weeks - able to go for 40 minute walks, able to drive automatic car again. (if i was working, light duties began here)
4 weeks - girdle is reduced in size, can drive manual car.
6 weeks - girdle off, slow jogging
8 weeks - weight training can recommence
12 weeks - can straighten arms again fully.
Posted 17 June 2011 - 05:19 PM
That's a far more precise answer than I expected when I posted the topic!
I'm just fixing up all the damage that gaining 50% of my body weight (yup, you read right, 50%) did when I was pregnant with each of my three children. I'm only tiny and my weight is stable so it sounds like it won't take too long until I am back to pre-op fitness.
Posted 17 June 2011 - 05:33 PM
Edited by Ayla2010, 17 June 2011 - 05:33 PM.
Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:01 PM
So, given that I have had pretty much 8 weeks off I'm really pleased with how it is all going. I don't think it will be very long at all before I am back to pre-op fitness.
And for those reading this who are thinking about an abdominoplasty, I'll just say that it is not for the fainthearted! I'm VERY happy with the results, but for a few weeks I was a complete mess. It took me 2 weeks before I could move unassisted.