I'm 31, not a bodybuilder but certainly someone who enjoys lifting regularly. Been working out for many years and recently, made some great gains. Then I had an appendectomy, two weeks ago. I had the smaller version (I forget what they call it), where you get the small incision. The only thing I could find online about this was someone posting you should wait 6-12 months to lift again (!!). The surgeon wasn't much help, saying, "If it hurts, don't do it."
Those of you who have been through this, I would appreciate you sharing your own experiences and time frames. I'm very concerned about causing more damage.
Thread: Lifting after an appendectomy
07-20-2010, 04:39 AM #1
Lifting after an appendectomy
07-20-2010, 07:57 AM #2
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07-20-2010, 11:46 AM #5
Yeah, I join you in not be satisfied. All he could give me was what was previously stated, plus "no more then 10 lbs for two weeks."
It's really frustrating. On top of the surgery, I became dehydrated three days later, so I had to be treated for that, too.
I'm thinking gym next Monday (3 weeks post op), and very light weights (no free weights, either) for another 3 weeks. No abs, no twisting movements during that time.
At 6 weeks, I'll reevaluate.
07-20-2010, 02:51 PM #6
I also had laproscopic appendectomy and was jogging within a week and lifting in two weeks. I probably could have done certain lifts much sooner like bench press.
My doc said there really weren't any risks for reopening wounds or causing more problems so I don't think your doc was off by saying it should be fine as long as it doesn't hurt.
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