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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 05-15-11, 12:11 PM   #1
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How soon to ride after Cholecystectomy

My turn for the Gallbladder problem - After loosing 50# in 5 months (286-236) I started getting sensitive to grease when I did allow my self to eat it - And after putting it off ended up having to get the old gallbladder removed acutely - It was a monster in size but still skillfully removed endoscopicly - I'm a PA-C and I know what I have been told and what to tell my patients but I wanted to ask Ya-all here what experiences you have had and just what is a realistic time for resumption of short rides after getting your gallbladder removed...

Don't get me wrong - I am NOT one of those guys to go out and do something stupid - But are there some unofficial notes ya could give me...

05/16/2011 - Its been one day after this post - Posted this to get some personal experiences of our forum - My surgeon is not a bike rider - He is a young athelete and a runner - When looking back on all the patients I have followed for Gallbladder problems I could not remember any that had been bicycle riders - I am looking at 6 weeks as a no beer porch dog - I can handle it... But I am wondering if there are anythings a bicycle rider should know about after this type procedure...
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My turn for the Gallbladder problem - After loosing 50# in 5 months (286-236) I started getting sensitive to grease when I did allow my self to eat it - And after putting it off ended up having to get the old gallbladder removed acutely - It was a monster in size but still skillfully removed endoscopicly - I'm a PA-C and I know what I have been told and what to tell my patients but I wanted to ask Ya-all here what experiences you have had and just what is a realistic time for resumption of short rides after getting your gallbladder removed...

Don't get me wrong - I am NOT one of those guys to go out and do something stupid - But are there some unofficial notes ya could give me...
What does your doctor tell you about renewed riding? Let him guide you this time..............
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Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
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Old 05-15-11, 02:23 PM   #3
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nightshade - Just looking for experiences... I understand...
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I think my wife needs this surgery, she has been feeling sick for weeks after eating anything greasy...

But I don't think you will find much direction here, no one wants to tell you wrong and you get injured because of it.

All I can advise is listen to your doctor, listen to your own body and remember that this isn't a race.
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I picked up exercise too soon after mine and tore the tiny incisions open. Also, since the lower incisions go through the protective layers that hold everything in, you will be prone to hernias until it heals fully. Doc told me 6 weeks plus. I strongly suggest you ask your doc directly and follow the direction. No need to make a fairly minor surgery into a bigger deal by over-exerting when you shouldn't.
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But I don't think you will find much direction here, no one wants to tell you wrong and you get injured because of it.

All I can advise is listen to your doctor, listen to your own body and remember that this isn't a race.
Yep, rather than confuse myself with how other people recovered I'd stick to minding my own body.
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Brutal - Your wife should go get at the very least a sonogram - It will tell of gallbladder problems immediately if it is large, has stones, or has biliary sludge - Its painless and fast and cheap...

Haf - Thanks for the notes - As I said I am a PA and yes I will follow the advice of my doctor - Many people get post surgical hernias even without putting any strain on their incisions... Yes and guys who are more than XXX do heal differently... I don't think my surgeon has ever been over 200... My gallbladder problem is typical of people who have had rapid weight loss - Many will never know how hard it is to go from 360 to 320, just don't do it to fast...

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I had the same problem in 2008 after dropping 60 pounds in 9 months. I had a very successful gallbladder removal, but I am not the person you should listen to. I was doing moderate walking after a week, back at work after 2 weeks, gradually easing into riding at 2 weeks, and by 6 weeks, I did a duathlon. It took me that full 6 weeks to get back to where I was in training before the surgery, but I listened to my body and went at the pace that it could go.
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Like I said - My Docs not a cyclist - I have no problem waiting - Presently deep breathing even hurts a little but I am sure this will pass - I am 5 days post op - Another 40 is not problem - Eating a reasonable diet and slowly removing decal remnants from a 1986 PX-10 frame... HAPPY HAPPY...

Think I'll go with Engine Block Ceramic white paint from a good old rattle can...
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You are looking for post surgery experiences. Twenty years ago I had a hysterectomy. I was feeling good a couple of weeks after the surgery. I went for a long walk. I almost fainted a little more than a mile away from home. I had to be rescued by spouse. Don't push it.
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