Amount of time away from gym because of surgery

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  1. Zoomba

    Zoomba New Member

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    I just got told today that I have gallstones (more than likely caused by stuff I did before I moved out of my parent's house as I have been having pain episodes since I moved out of there) and that I should have my gallbladder removed as a preventitive measure just in case a stone gets lodged in the bile duct.

    I am hoping that it can be done laproscopically (outpatient basis) and since I don't have any external scarring in the area that the work needs to be done in, it shouldn't be a problem. I know that standard gallbladder surgery (non-laproscopically) takes between 4 to 6 weeks to heal fully.

    Anyone here have experience with this procedure and how long I would be out of the gym for? I try and go as often as possible, I was up to doing weights 5x a week and cardio an additional 2-3x (sometimes working out twice in one day), but then I got sick or fairly busy with school-work and haven't been able to go for a while.

    Can someone provide me with some guidance?
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Hope you recover fast nukka
     
  3. Marix

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    First of all, weights 5x a week and cardio 3x sounds like way too much.

    If your doc said 4-6 weeks to fully heal, wait AT LEAST that long. I know it might seem like a lot but it would be worse if you go to the gym too early, hurt yourself and then have to miss several months, or cause severe damage to yourself.
     
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    Liddy Not enough cowbell.

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    I know 3 people who have had that exact same surgery. They were all in for a couple days and 2 out of the 3 have put on a decent amount of weight.

    None of them are exactly gym-goers so it's not surprising.

    4-6 weeks isn't that long to take off. It might actually be good for your body to rest (aside from heal from being cut open).
     
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