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I have to go upstairs after surgery I have to go upstairs after surgery

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Unread 12-11-2011, 01:17 AM
I have to go upstairs after surgery

the only thing downstairs at my house is the front door, a garage door, and a staircase.

To avoid sleeping in the garage, what is my easiest way to get up those stairs when I get released? Will I be strong enough to do that easily? Or at least... slowly?

Has anyone dealt with that? I'm not worried about pain so much as damaging stitches, and vaginal prolapse nightmares are running through my head.

Any advice?
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Unread 12-11-2011, 01:23 AM
Re: I have to go upstairs after surgery

I have two flights to go up too when I get home. I live in a second floor townhouse, I am a bit nervous as well.
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Unread 12-11-2011, 09:34 AM
Re: I have to go upstairs after surgery

Sounds like once you are home and upstairs, it's flat in the rest of the house? If so, I think you'll do fine. I live in a tri level home and had no restrictions, I did stairs no problem. When you first get home, use the rail and have someone available for support going up---although I didn't need help, best to have it. Just go slowly and stay on the main level once you are in. I expected pain but there was none for me. Best wishes for an easy recovery.
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Unread 12-11-2011, 09:59 AM
Re: I have to go upstairs after surgery

If you have to go upstairs when you get home just make sure to stay upstairs. Don't go up and down if you can avoid doing so. Do you have someone that can bring your food etc. up stairs to you? I sure do hope you do. Good luck to you!!!!
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Unread 12-11-2011, 10:09 AM
Re: I have to go upstairs after surgery

I was told I can do stairs just not to overdo it. It should be on your discharge papers but I would ask the doctor to be sure.
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Unread 12-11-2011, 10:15 AM
Re: I have to go upstairs after surgery

The food, etc. is all upstairs, too. The only thing downstairs is a garage. The front door enters into a small hallway with a door to the garage to the left and the stairs straight ahead. There is no place I could even lie down.

Stupid beach towns and their crazy houses
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Unread 12-11-2011, 10:44 AM
Re: I have to go upstairs after surgery


I live in a two story home, bedroom is upstairs. I slept in my bed my first night home. Doc told me just to limit the stairs for the first few weeks, and to take it slowly. You should be fine. Just take it slowly, perhaps someone can assist you also. My dh helped me up the stairs my first night home and again the following morning to go back down.

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Unread 12-11-2011, 11:06 AM
Re: I have to go upstairs after surgery

Hi, I was worried about this as well. I let DH know I would need help going up the stairs. Happy to report that I had a TAH-BSO and was released the next day. I was up the stairs before DH was in the house! I didn't have a problem, but I was careful. Be sure the hospital staff know you need to go up stairs. I think lightheadness is really the biggest issue for most people, but if you don't think you can do it, don't!

Best wishes to you.
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Unread 12-11-2011, 11:14 AM
Re: I have to go upstairs after surgery

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the only thing downstairs at my house is the front door, a garage door, and a staircase.

To avoid sleeping in the garage, what is my easiest way to get up those stairs when I get released? Will I be strong enough to do that easily? Or at least... slowly?

Has anyone dealt with that? I'm not worried about pain so much as damaging stitches, and vaginal prolapse nightmares are running through my head.

Any advice?
Hi I was SAH and came home on second day, I struggled with many things except the stairs I just went slowly a step at a time.
Stairs never bothered me at all, I would advise not to walk down even a slight slope though if you can avoid it as that bothered me more.
Take care and have a great recovery x
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Unread 12-11-2011, 11:21 AM
Re: I have to go upstairs after surgery

I went home from hospital on day following surgery and went up the stairs to my bedroom. The doctor said it would not be a problem.

I went up the stairs one step at a time, step with one foot and then step on the same stair with the other foot. Takes longer, but hurts less.

Also, hang onto the rail and don't carry anything.

Take care.
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