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Is it okay to use a treadmill at 3+ weeks post-op? Is it okay to use a treadmill at 3+ weeks post-op?

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Unread 02-22-2008, 08:56 PM
Is it okay to use a treadmill at 3+ weeks post-op?

Hi Loves to Run. Actually I did see your other thread about the microwave and I took your advice and started doing it myself. It was a great idea! I used to just walk sporadically, with no set time, but now I do a full 5 - 15 minutes at a time - depending on how I feel. When I'm more dizzy in the morning I only do 5 minutes, but as the day goes on I work my way up to 15 minutes. I hope to increase it to 20 soon (I even told my DH about that thread). I was not active much before surgery (except for the walking I do for work) so I need a little more motivation to get active now... This surgery has actually opened my eyes to taking better care of myself. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.
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Unread 02-22-2008, 10:15 PM
Is it okay to use a treadmill at 3+ weeks post-op?

I was going crazy not being able to get my walks in. The weather here has been between -20 and 25 degrees outside the entire time since I've had surgery. Very very cold and windy making walking outside impossible. I bought a new treadmill last week, my old one died, and I have been thoroughly enjoying my nice slow paced 20-30 minute walks on it. I've just been listening to my body as I go and haven't had any problems. I go for my 6 week checkup next Thursday and hopefully will be released to start using my exercise ball again! I can't wait!
Unread 02-22-2008, 10:26 PM
Is it okay to use a treadmill at 3+ weeks post-op?

I had a TAH and started using my treadmill at a very slow pace after one week. The doctor told me to walk each day and I live in a very hilly neighborhood. It was easier to walk on the treadmill and I was able to control my pace. Went to the mall and got lightheaded because I tried to walk to fast. Now, at 2-1/2 weeks post, I can walk 3 miles on the treadmill and I already feel better than pre-op.
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Unread 02-23-2008, 01:00 AM
Is it okay to use a treadmill at 3+ weeks post-op?

I also had a TAH, and started walking on the treadmill 7 days post-op for 15 minutes at a leisurely pace. But then again I am the owner of a gym and had one of my staff supervising me the first few times. Now 6 weeks post-op, I am walking in a brisk pace for one hour every day without supervision and I feel much better than pre-op!

Perhaps your DH can supervise you for the first couple of times?

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