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I know the rate of recovery differs for everyone but I’m in my 60s and can’t help feeling that the 3 weeks they mentioned in the hospital literature is rather optimistic. I had my cholecystectomy 18 days ago and the stitches are still in place in all the sites surrounded by light brown rings with what looks like enlarged pores within them. (Anyone else had these? I wondered if it’s some antiseptic that they used during the op.)
The doctor told me to start walking almost immediately, to restart tai chi after a fortnight (which I did last week with rests) but not to do aerobics or gym for at least another 2-3 weeks. I’m also being careful not to lift anything heavy yet but I couldn’t resist doing some weeding the other day.
Whilst I don’t want to mollycoddle myself I’ve noticed that after a time of being active, I get a slight stitch type pain in the side which seems to be a warning to take it easy for a while. (Have just read other posts and this pain seems to be a common occurrence.)
Anyway, I just wondered how long it’s taken other people of middle age or beyond to completely recover.
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