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Help I am scared about op but my brother has announced he is getting married 8days after my op will I be well enough to go??

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    Some people here have ongoing issues, but assuming it all goes well for you, you'll be walking around the same day as the operation. However, you should be very careful because the surgery has to heal. It will be painful to transition from sitting to standing and that will keep you in check. Most people would have no trouble getting to a wedding and sitting through it a week after surgery. I could have been  to a wedding the day after, but I wouldn't have wanted to... a week later, absolutely no problem. The biggest danger would be thinking you were fine and then doing something silly... drinking, falling, picking a child up etc. 

    Also, depending on your symptoms, the bigger risk might be not having the surgery and then having a pain attack at the wedding. Some people here can't even get surgery so I'd not be delaying it. It's more important to deal with your health than anything else. 

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    I was up and about in two days, if a little slow and a bit sore. I had keyhole surgery, the recovery time is quicker with that.  You might not be dancing on the tables but should be able to attend. Hope all goes well
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    Thank you. It's a low key wedding they are getting married with just close family, her brothers parents and my parents. My children are coming to the ceremony then getting picked up. It's then a meal few speeches one from us all and we are staying at hotel so I can rest if needed.

    I have ibs so it's the upset tummy I already spend my life knowing where the toilets are so scared about this being even worse. However I'm fit and healthy if overweight so hoping this helps .....

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    If the surgery ends up converting from keyhole to open (as mine did) you almost certainly would not be able to attend wedding. It's unlikely, but a possibility to be aware of. Ten days after surgery I walked about 500 yards from home and that was an ordeal!

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    Hi Tigerlilly, we're all different on the road to recovery and even though I was up and walking around the house there's no way I could've gone to a wedding, today day 11 post op has been the first day that I've actually gone out in a vehicle but not driven personally. All I can say is take it easy, don't lift, move awkwardly, be careful with your food, drink lots of fluids and make sure that you have some pain relief with you just encase. At least as you say its a small affair so it maybe easier to manage, just take alot of care. You will get very tired very quickly so rest if you can.

    Take care of yourself and hopefully you'll be fine just be prepared.

    Let us know how you get on with your surgery x

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    Thanks all, I've been stable sickness wise this week been eating carefully and been fir a pizza today with no problem. I am terrified about missing the wedding I have 3 boys so taking it easy isn't going to be easy but hoping to be careful. I do worr if becomes a full open surgery will miss wedding and waited years for it 😞

    I'm going to ring treatment centre tomorrow when I have op booked to see if I can go sooner, but think unlikely unless I cancel which I'm looth to do as had so many scans already,

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    Had op 9 weeks ago. Could have gone to a wedding but would have had to wear loose clothing as stitches were in way of waistband. Sore to get from sitting to standing and vice versa but would have gone if my brother was getting married, just take it very easy. Medics seem to make light of it but one hospital sister told me---"just remember it is a major operation"", so take it very easy and hope you enjoy the wedding.

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