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Discussion: Back to training after appenditis?

Subject: Back to training after appenditis?

By: alena m.

Written on: Thursday March 08, 2012

Message: Hi guys!

I started training beginning of January for first ever sprint triathlon in June (and Olympic in September if all goes well). For now, shape has gradually well improved, until this week. I got appenditis and had to be operated on yesterday. Obviously, muscles are already aching to get back to training, so I was wondering :

Have you guys ever had appenditis? How long did you wait to get back to training? Doctor didn't say much on the subject and general opinion on internet seems to vary between 2 and 6 weeks.

Subject: RE: Back to training after appenditis?

By: Willard H.

Written on: Friday March 09, 2012

Message: I would ask your doctor specifically, and get clearance from him. I had a hernia repaired this winter and really didnt do anything for 3 weeks. At that point I received clearance from my doctor, and gradually worked back into training. My opinion is that it is better to make sure something like a surgery has plenty of time to heal, and if you try anything too soon, you might end up having to take a lot more time off.

Subject: RE: Back to training after appenditis?

By: Patricia M.

Written on: Friday March 09, 2012

Message: My son just had his appendix out and the doc was very specific about no lifting over 10 pounds for six weeks. He also told him no long soaks until the staples were out, so that was one week. No limitations on other activities other than if it hurts, don't do it. The lifting limitation would make sense to me because of the risk of hernia since he had an open incision.

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