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Why no heavy lifting? Worried cause I did. Why no heavy lifting? Worried cause I did.

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Unread 11-14-2007, 08:37 PM
Why no heavy lifting? Worried cause I did.

Hello Ladies. I'm new to this site. I appreciate all the input.

So I am about 5 weeks post-op. I have been really good about following all of my Dr.'s orders. But today as I went out the door on my way to taking my five year old to her dance class,
I had about 5 boxes on my front porch. (Christmas shopping online. ) Anyway, I proceeded to take the packages inside. They were not heavy, except for one. I picked it up and carried inside. The thing was 40 lbs. (It said so on the box. ) When I got in the car, I was having pain and pulling sensations. I've been hurting ever since.

Does anyone know what can happen if you lift something heavy? Everything I've found says no heavy lifting but it doesn't say why.
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Unread 11-14-2007, 08:40 PM
Why no heavy lifting? Worried cause I did.

There are tons of inner stitches that can be pulled out, you could open up your incision, and don't forget about adhesions.

Nix the heavy lifting and take it easy.
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Unread 11-14-2007, 09:38 PM
Why no heavy lifting? Worried cause I did.

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Originally Posted by GrnEyedLdy
There are tons of inner stitches that can be pulled out, you could open up your incision, and don't forget about adhesions.

Nix the heavy lifting and take it easy.
Thanks.
I love this site. I just visited the post-op section and read most of the articles.
It makes a lot of sense.

And I'll def. nix the lifting.
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Unread 11-16-2007, 09:46 PM
Why no heavy lifting? Worried cause I did.

Hi Jade'sJustice
I'm glad to hear you did some reading on the subject. I'm sure you found your answer there. I just wanted to add that at this point you may have pulled muscles too, but that inner tissue is still healing even after the incisions are healed so it's important to be careful about it. Lifting can also cause prolapse of other pelvic organs. Our suseptibility to that differs with individual women, but caution is always good, since the consequences can be so serious.

I hope you're feeling better by now.
's, Rita
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Unread 11-16-2007, 10:13 PM
Why no heavy lifting? Worried cause I did.

Thank you, PreciousPearl.
I'm feeling a little better. But I'm sure I set myself back. And it will not happen again.
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