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Unread 05-14-2004, 07:09 AM
Sitting?

At almost 4 weeks, I'm wondering if is better to sit or lie down more because of the danger of clotting. Does anyone know? I spend alot of time sitting while on here but get up and walk around every once in a while. My calves have had some cramping and I'm becoming concerned. Thanks!!!
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Unread 05-14-2004, 07:18 AM
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I wouldnt confine myself to being imobile ... exericse is part of healing . BUT obviously one should exercise some comon sense ... no lifting no jogging etc .. walking is fine but listening to your bodys signals is equally important .. mei
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Unread 05-14-2004, 07:29 AM
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Hi nickjack,

I agree, exercise is part of healing. I'm only 3 days post-op, but my doctor told me I should try and get up and around the house a little 2-3 times a day. Actually yesterday I think I overdid it a little -- I was kinda stiff today.

I'd ask my doctor if I were you, just to be sure. But I'd always thought clots were more likely to happen in the beginning. I DON'T know for sure, however, so please don't take that as medical advice!

Ask your doctor! He/she will know what's best. And make sure you tell your doc about the pains in your calves, too.

Take care,

Lisa
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Unread 05-14-2004, 03:02 PM
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I had a tah/bso:
I do know that when I told my Dr I had to drive long distance for work, she said not to be sitting more thatn 2 hours without getting out of the car and walking because of the problem with potential blood clots- and I was 6 weeks post op when we discussed this.
When I sat to long at my desk ( went back to work in my home office 11 days post op)I would find that my stomach ached and it seemed that I put too much pressure on the incision area.
I had to take about 1/2 hr a day reclining and alot of walk breaks around the house. This lasted for about 3 weeks and then got better. I don't need to lie down now ( 7 weeks) but still feel some achiness from sittiing too long.
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