when did you start walking?

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I'm 16 days post prolapse repair surgery. First 2 weeks I was so much in pain so I didn't think about walking. But regarding post surgery info, I need very short, frequent walk. Any idea what is short walk? Walk in a house? Or go for shopping(off course, no carrying). Any suggestions appreciated.

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    Sorry to hear you have a lot of pain. It does improve. And moving might help you. I started by short frequent walks in the house. Then our very small garden. Then to the end of the road and back, before building up to going round the block. That was at about 2 weeks. I'm now 5 weeks post op and can do the school run 10 mins each way plus I usually do extra walks during the day to try to increase energy levels and retain some fitness, not to mention warding off DVT. I haven't yet gone on a very long walk but I'm feeling readier to do so and will try to get up to about 3 miles within the next week. Good luck x

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      I'm 12 weeks. At 3 weeks I walked 1/4 mile at a time. About 1 mile total all day. I just listen to my body, if I felt heavy there, I would just put my feet up.

      Currently, I'm only walking two miles at a time. Sometimes I can get that heavy feeling even now.

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      Hi, thank you for the comment. Sounds you are very fit. Yes, I'll try to walk to the end of the street. My energy level is very low after been in the bed for 2 weeks.

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      We are all different. Would take it very slow with very short walks. Even if it's just around house. I'm very thankful for this site. You really have to listen to your body. Even now at 12 weeks if I'm on my feet to long, I get that heavy feeling, almost feels a little swollen. Have my feet propped up right now. 

      Cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner, hoping it's not to much. Plan to take breaks and get my feet up.

       

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    Now that you feel that you can do walks, start with a short walk round the block and build up by 5 minutes every day until you can walk for about 40 mins. That is what the physiotherapist told me. Any day you feel that you cannot do it don't worry, try again the next day.

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    I have found walking every day helps the discomfort.I walk 3 miles someimes but standing is still uncomfortable.My six weeks are up today and I do not feel like doing any housework etc only cooking and the laundary.Had a posterior repair and that is fine but I have stage 1/2 anterior prolapse and I am doing my exercises but I am a bit disappointed that I still feel a bulge.Thinking that I might need another op.I am seeing my consultant on 1st December.
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      Sorry to hear that you might need another go. I don't feel walking outside yet but try to walk in the house and around house.

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