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How long will it be before I am able to walk up straight?

  • Sissy Mom
  • 2 years ago

8.17.2012 How long will it be before I am able to walk up straight? Could it be that I am eating things that are making me feel bloated? I know that I am just 2 1/2 weeks PO, I just feel so rounded just above belly button to the cut. It feels so hard. Is that normal?

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As for walking up right, i am with the others as every one is different.
personally i was walking upright at 98% after less than a week.
never experienced the back ache either
however i am aware that there is a bit of a pull and i wont push it.

As for the swelling well thats a different matter, like you i am swelling above the belly button. and i weill be 2 weeks next monday.
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There's no specific time for that, your body will do it little by little, everybody is different, I was able to walk straight by week 4, everyday is a challenge and better than the day before, you need to be patient and listen to your body don't force the stretch because it might hurt your incision....
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Thanks Pocahontas, I was just wondering cause I had people asking me shouldn't I be walking straight by now. Also is swelling normal after 3 weeks po?
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Hi SissyMom..not sure what is NORMAL now a days...first we have the goal to make it past the first 3 days,then 3wks..if I'm not mistaken..we're around the same time frame so in my case..I can walk pretty straight however when I feel the pull I know not to push it. Not sure if your as active as I am but being 3 wks now I'm beginning to swell more than I did the first 3 days. My Nurse says I'm doing too much and I need to rest. My PS says although I'm not too swollen he's wanting me in the binder for the next 4 wks!! So I guess my goal would be 7 wks. All of us heal at different speeds and swelling (as I know now) can happen at anytime..even a year later. So..I wouldn't necessarily blame it on what you eat but I would try to avoid the things which tend to make you bloat. I hope your swelling subsides quickly. Take care.
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Sissy you are still fresh and yes is normal to swell at 3 wks, now that I'm 5 1/2 months post op is when my swelling is almost gone so hang in there and rest as much as you can ...
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You have what we call SWELL HELL!   This is all a part of the healing process and just takes time.  I did not walk fully upright until between 3-4 weeks post op.  My back was sore for a while.

Hang in there.

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