Hi Jill, I'm not Karen, but I do know that you really need to be careful about lifting right after the surgery, I was just about 6 weeks banded (my doctor told me nothing over 10lbs for 6 weeks) and I lifted a pretty heavy microwave and I pulled a stitch out of my port. It really hurt and I was off work again for another week and I really didn't feel 100% for about another week after that. The port is stitched to a muscle and if you tear a stitch it is like tearing a muscle. I felt great about 2 weeks after the surgery and it is tempting to go back to doing the regular stuff you are used to doing, but I don't recommend it. As far as telling people I only told a few people in my family and no one at work except the medical dept, and I wished I didn't tell some of my family (sisters) cause every time I call them they want to know how much I lost, even if I just talked to them the day before, Its like I tell her I lost 6 oz since yesterday, now leave it alone. but maybe
your family is not like mine. Everyone had a place in the family and I was the fat one and now I think everyone is on edge that if I go below them the family dynamics will change. Just my theory. Hope this helps and good luck.
Congrats on your surgery. I was wondering what most people do with
regards to telling people? I was also wondering how long it takes to
fully recover? I am a massage therapist and nobody can really tell me
how long I will be out of work. Does anybody out there have any
information about lifting restrictions, how long, how much, etc?
Good luck to you and please keep posting with your results.
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