activity levels 4 weeks post op advice

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OJust looking for some advice please as i dont want toover do it. 

Its been 4 weeks since my op and obviously i know its no lifting hoovering etc but i wondered how much walking i can do. Thanks!

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    Hi jsm

    I am 5 and 1/2 weeks post op.... still cant walk too much...get tired very quickly...let your body tell you and dont plan anything too big!! Am also 54 so it may take longer than for a younger person!@

    All the best...x

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      Hi milly. Im 36 - not sure if it makes much difference but i get an achy feeling if i walk too much - dont know if this is my bodys way of telling me to stop. I havent been doing a lot, just pottering round the house and a little bit of christmas shopping. X 
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    Hi Jsm , somewhere in one of these sites is a brilliant post op advice but I can't find my way back to I it. We're you given a post op advice sheet. What you need may well be in there. Mine states, start with 10 mins and build upas you feel able. By 6 weeks post op you should be able to walk for 1/2 hour. Personally I have done more. At 6 weeks I will be back at work & on my feet all day with the lunch break so I need to be better than 1/2 hour. Whether I will be overdoing it remains to be seen.

    Sue

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      Thanks sue. I havent seen the post op advice. I spoke to physio and they said rest for first six weeks and build back up to normal activity between 6-12 weeks. But with resting i was getting lots of dizzy spells when i stood up and fainted once. Since i have been more active the dizzy spells have reduced. Its hard to know if i am overdoing it. I am back at work after 4 weeks -- graded return sobjust half days and on desk duties so i will probaboy end up resting more at work than i do at home with a little one! 
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      It's all trial & error . I know I have overdone it because I have vacuumed etc but I have tried to do it all in a measured way. Now at 4 weeks I feel a bit of a fraud but I lie down a lot rather than sit, which is good for Gravity, but really only because I have a perineal repair. You must have quite low blood pressure to keep fainting like that. Lots of pottering will keep you active & getting out for ten minutes or more will help. It's the heavy stuff you need to avoid.. Good luck
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