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recovery time

Hello Ladies,
    I almost feel guilty for asking this question after some of the entries from today. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you!!!!
    My question is about recovery time. Those of you who know me know that I had a tumor removed and a total hysterectomy with "all-clear" for cancer two weeks ago tomorrow. You all have figured out I'm not a very patient person when it comes to myself, but, hey, it's been two weeks. The past couple of days I've been walking in the brisk Michigan air to get some color back in the cheeks(Darn Iron isn't working fast enough, either).Today, I went about one-half mile up and down low-grade hills. I was winded when I was done! How quickly did you who have had sugery recover?  I'm beginning to think I need to push myself more! Please, let me know what you think! Thanks in advance!!!!
                           Hugs,
                              Shari
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41502 tn?1223517053
Two weeks is not a long time. It takes up to 6 weeks. Don't push to hard, be careful with lifting and heavy housework, etc.
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408448 tn?1286883821
Yes, she is right!  Take it easy. Walking is good, but keep it slow and easy. Even though you are doing well and want to get back to normal fast, your body has suffered a major shock. I think I was feeling in pretty good shape about 4 weeks post-op--as far as walking long distances. And lifting took about 8 weeks. I would forget and try to pick up my youngest grandchild. Big mistake! I am really happy for you. I like reading your posts. You are a high energy type and I get a mood lift from you! Take it easy, Marie
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