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« on: February 01, 2005, 06:19:16 PM »
I'm having excision and lipo done in around 1 month. My question is, 4 days post op, how hard will it be to carry a backpack? Will I still feel grogy from anestesia? Hows the average pain factor 4 days post op.

Also, what are some remedys to speed up healing and reduce swelling. I heard that keeping ice on the chest frequently will reduce swelling, and help to prevent hematomas. Is this true?  Also, does walking alot after surgery help prevent hematomas?


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Re: Post Op. Questions
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2005, 04:39:32 AM »
it doesnt hurt, it's just sore....you wont be able to move your arms properly to put on a backpack.  i had surgery on tuesday, could have gone back to work MAYBE wed. afternoon....surely on thursday, but took the day off as i wanted to finish watching the star wars trilogy :)

i was "having fun in bed" and going for walks by friday....so you can move around, but your arms will be limited and you can't sleep on your side or stomach for AT LEAST a week.

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2005, 11:19:02 AM »
I have a very high pain tolerance. Theres no, not carrying a backpack after 4 days. I have to go back to school! Maybe I should get one of thoes rolling backpacks

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Re: Post Op. Questions
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2005, 05:08:00 PM »
pain is not the issue, damage is.  it is absolutely not worth it to be active that soon, you could tear something easily and make a real mess of your hard-earned operation.  save your hiking for a month or so later, it'll be warmer anyway.  
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Re: Post Op. Questions
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2005, 09:33:50 PM »
I have school 5 days post op..

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2005, 10:04:36 PM »
ull b fine just make sure no one touches or punches ur chest...

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2005, 10:06:29 AM »
Vaio,

"How's the average pain," you ask? The consensus opinion is uncomfortable but not overly painful, as long as you're not carrying a backpack. ;D

The best "remedy" to speed up healing and reduce swelling is to wake-up each day & take a huge dose of patience.  Like another guy said, that would just suck hard if you end up damaging or tearing something because you're too active too early.  :)

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Re: Post Op. Questions
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2005, 10:04:30 PM »
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ull b fine just make sure no one touches or punches ur chest...



Thats what I wanted to hear ;D All I am going to do the first 4 days is sleep and walk around. On the 5 day+ all I am gonna do is sleep, go to school, and sleep again.
Im going to take it very slow.


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