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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct. 11, 2002

    Default Post-op recovery time?

    Hi all, I had major lower abdominal surgery in late April, with another out-patient surgery two weeks later. So I'm about 4 months post-op. I am doing really well, and my doctor has released me from any restrictions and care. I am back to riding (at a walk), but trotting still makes me sore, I think because it shakes things around a bit. For those of you who had similar surgery, what was your timeline for getting back to riding as usual? My doctor doesn't "do" horses, he thinks they are fire-breathing dragons, so he's not been much help in the advice department.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May. 25, 2003
    Orlean, Virginia

    Thumbs up nurse asks....

    Was it lap or open excision.? Big difference but in general; if it hurts....don't do it!! Expect soreness to gradually disappear. Sounds like you're right on track. Don't overdo it! Take your time. Listen to your body!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct. 11, 2002


    Thank you, nurse. It was open, not lap. Yeah, I figured a tincture of time would fix it eventually. I was hoping to be a little farther along by now, but I am soooo grateful I didn't have any of the potential "issues" attendant with this surgery. Onward, then!

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