Accidentally lifted 26 pounds after Bullectomy

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On August 12 2019, I had a bullectomy because of my spontaneous pneumothorax. (Removed the blebs, stuck my lung to my chest wall). My chest tube was removed on August 14 and the doctor said everything looked great. I'm recovering well, but I just accidentally picked up my 1 and a half year old nephew of approx. 26 pounds. I know I was not supposed to as you should not lift over 10 pounds for 4-6 weeks, but the dogs leash was under his legs while the dog was running, and had I not, he would have been pulled (forcefully) down the steps.

I can still take a full deep breath but am definitely more sore than I was prior to picking him up. I'm hoping this is just due to stress on the incision and not damage to my lung itself. Has anyone else ever experienced this?

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    Evening, I had the same surgery in May 2019 I didnt experience what you have but I would definitely get it checked out. Do you still have your stitch in? If the stitch is still in place, I would just get the doctor to check that the stitch is still in place properly. I hope this helps and good luck with the recovery.

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