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'can't do' after surgery?

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Topic: 'can't do' after surgery?
Posted By: exbenzo
Subject: 'can't do' after surgery?
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2017 at 2:41am
Hello guys, I've been wondering things that we can't do (or perhaps reduce?) after surgery:

I like doing martial arts that involve shocking and jumping movements that vibrate the whole body. Could I still be able to do it after surgery? I also saw a young woman on youtube who successfuly had her surgery and she was doing okay at the gym, lifting heavy weights.

So could you please explain things we can't do after surgery? I only know that for most people, they can't burp anymore and they should not throwing up since it can loosen the wrap (if they did the fundiplocation method).

Thanks so much in advance.

Posted By: chrisrob
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2017 at 3:44pm
Obviously for the first few weeks after surgery, certain physical restraint is required whilst the internal modifications heal. However, it should not be a block to anything but the most extreme of activity.

And it's actually not true that most peole cannot burp or throw up after surgery. It may be fairly common whilst the internal surgical scars repair, but most recipients actually are able to burp afterwards. (I could burp before leaving the hospital - though 5 hours violent retching with norovirus loosened the wrap.)

Following surgery, it is important to exercise, but gently and build it up slowly, to help your muscles rebuild core strength. (I went for progressively longer walks around the block from a 100 yards building to 1 mile.) But don't do any heavy lifting for the first few weeks.

Read Patients' experiences - on Barrett's Wessex website, here and the - "20 years later" report, here .

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Posted By: exbenzo
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2017 at 10:39pm
Thanks again, Chris! So, will we be able to be normal (like pre-surgery) without any restriction at all when our body is finally recovered? Or perhaps it's different for each person? But yeah - I guess each person has their own difference and pace.

Posted By: lktafoya
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2017 at 9:18pm
HI Chris,
I am unable to read any articles that you link a comment to from PubMed Commons. Why is this? and is there any way that I might be able to read these articles.I am also considering the Surgery.

Posted By: chrisrob
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2017 at 5:19am
Don't know why you can't access the links, Lisa. Probably something to do with your browser or its security settings?

The links I posted above were:
20 years later: laparoscopic fundoplication durability. - PubMed - NCBI

Patient Experiences - Barrett's Wessex

You can copy and paste the long unwieldy URLs into a fresh browser tab.

On other links, you may be able to right click on them and select "Copy Link" (or something similar) to paste into a new tab?

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