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Unread 03-19-2008, 06:59 AM

What's the general rule for going up and down stairs? I can't remember what my doc said.
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Unread 03-19-2008, 07:46 AM

My pamphlet from the hospital says stairs are OK. My bedroom is on the second floor so I have stairs no matter what. As long as you take it slow and hold on to the rail. When I have taken my meds I have DH go up or down with me.
Unread 03-19-2008, 07:50 AM

Stairs are one of those areas where every doctor has a different rule. My doctor said they were fine as long as I felt up to it and it didn't hurt. I started doing the stairs 4 days post op but limited it to one round trip a day - I was afraid to overdo it.
I did the same thing Nicole did - while I was on painkillers I had DH go up and down with me in case I got dizzy or weak or otherwise 'weird'
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Unread 03-19-2008, 07:54 AM

JoAnn I have to agree. I had TVH I have done only one roundtrip a day! Besides for about crawling up day 3 when I got home I didn't go down until the eve of Day 4.

I remember when I had abdominal bikini cut 6 years ago I did'nt attempt stairs until at least a week and that was out of boredom! It hurt like the dickens.
Unread 03-19-2008, 08:01 AM

Had LTH on 3/11, I've been doing the stairs a few times a day since last Friday, when my husband had to go back to work (we have a dog and I need to go downstairs when she has to go out). It's a split level so I can take a short rest at the halfway point, but it seems to have gotten much easier over time.
Unread 03-19-2008, 08:17 AM

I am two days post op LSH i have done the stairs a couple of times,the only thing I ave noticed is that i get out of breath after more than one trip so I am trying to keep it to a minimum
Unread 03-19-2008, 08:49 AM

Just got off the phone with the nurse. She told me to use my best judgement, but warned me not to do too much. If I don't HAVE to go up stairs, then don't. She also said no driving, at all until I see the doc next Tuesday, and I had an LSH.
Unread 03-19-2008, 09:08 AM

My dr. told me to limit 1-2 round trips per day for the first 2 weeks.
Unread 03-19-2008, 10:11 AM

Thanks girls. I only plan on one round trip today.....I'm going to go downstairs around 7:00 tonight and watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy with the fam.....then back to bed.

Hugs to all,
Unread 03-19-2008, 01:42 PM

I had a TVH with recal reapairs, my doc said he had no problem with me doing stairs. I went up and down when ever I needed to with no problems.

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