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Unread 05-14-2005, 09:08 AM
camping & boating post op

Hi one question
When did you all feel safe and healed enough to go camping after lavh? we have had a memorial day weekend planned for months, Camping in our camper and friends rented a small boat to run around the lake on. I am hoping to be well enough for it. so far no problems at all. surgery was on May 5.
My hubby says he is going to make me sit by the fire the whole weekend and do everyhing, problem there is I like to do thing and will go just as stir crazy as i am at home. lol
thanks Tina
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Unread 05-14-2005, 12:24 PM
camping & boating post op

The trip sounds like a lot of fun. There really isn't an answer to this. Some women feel great after a short period of time and others take much longer to get going again. Even if you have a textbook recovery, you're going to be tired and want to rest more than normal since you'll just be 4 weeks out from surgery. I assume you won't be swimming in this lake since you won't want to get exposed to dirty water. Riding in a boat going over bumpy waves would feel uncomfortable too. A slow ride over smooth water shouldn't be too bad. It would also depend upon just how remote the campsite is. You don't want to be far into the boonies and then have a complication. I think this is one of those occasions where you're just going to have to play it by ear when the time comes. Make sure you ask your DR first.
Unread 05-14-2005, 01:49 PM
camping & boating post op

I've actually been recovering in our camper. Our bed is wayyyyyy too high to climb into so I had hubby bring our camper up and park it in front of our house. The bed is very easy to get in and out of, it's small enough to take care of easily and keep clean without wearing myself out (it helps too that we have a dvd/tv, stereo, microwave, shower, etc. all the comforts of home without having a big house to clean) and only one stair to get into it. I would love to take it out camping somewhere for a weekend. I'm not sure that I would have been up to boating at 3 weeks but definitely camping.
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Unread 05-14-2005, 02:11 PM
camping & boating post op

I am recovering extremely well... we went down to the boat last night (didn't take it out, just sat at the dock); trying to stand with the waves (and it wasn't rough) - I could really feel it and I have been working out for my balance on a bonsu (half ball thing - kinda like surfing without the waves)... I am not ready for a day trip over waves (okay maybe if I sit A LOT and it was calm) - but I am feeling the constant 'having to balance' today in my tummy (not pain, just tight) and I know that if he took it up to speed I would definately feel it - I'd be screaming for percoset and I haven't taken one in 4 weeks... I'm waiting another 3 weeks before going out.

If they are willing to put-put around like it's a no wake zone - then you probably could if the water wasn't rough that day... I'd have my meds handy though.

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