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one week after surgery having good and bad days. Just wanted to share a concern that happend to me the morning after my op. My consultant who us a lIttle bit unnerving but great at what he does,I understand, took me and 3 other patients being prepared to be discharged from hospital for a chat. We had all had similar surgery, we were all catheter free less than 24 hours post surgery all successful procedures. He was saying that the stitches that had been used were extra strong material and would take months to disolve. The chat he was giving me the impression that recovery would be simple and the information in the leaflets that we had been giving was a bit OTT. To push his point across he then asked us to lift his office chair up to our chest !!!!! YES A HEAVY BASED SWIVEL CHAIR. ....... we all done it but then after we were shocked and a bit confused. Reading the internet and post op forums no one else has been advised that lifting is ok. I am taking it easy as this seems to be the overall majority advice that other people have been given but i am very confused to say the least. I am not completely clear now to how much i should be pushing myself. I did question this with an unhelpful nurse before i left and she said well he is the professional he must know what he is doing. Any advice on this from a medical point of view would be great ......dont want to be a drama llama but as I said a bit confused.
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