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Old 05-02-05, 02:18 PM   #1
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Exercise and Surgery

Ok, well I was told last week that I will need to have srugery to remove my non-functioning gallbladder in early June (I'll be out of the country from the middle of May until early June). My question is does anyone know what kind of affects exercising (riding bike, jogging, etc.) will have on my body in its current condition? I'm afraid to exercise for fear I'll have another attack where it becomes hard to breath (I had an attack like this about 2 weeks ago which brought about the examination of my gallbladder activities). Thanks guys.
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Well, is there any chance you can put it off until, say september or october? Gall bladder surgery isn't usually that serious. But if you have to have it done right now, then obviously, do it. I know that gall bladder removal these days is pretty routine,
you pretty much go home the next day and it's a pretty small incision.

I don't know about exercising and gall bladders,but if running brings on attacks and pain, then maybe you could still do easy rides if it doesn't hurt too much. THe best thing is to ask your doctor.


Last year, in March 2004, I had major emergency abdominal surgery and had a pretty sizeable incision. From about my navel to about two inches below. I asked my surgeon at my post-op appointment how long it would be before I could do physical things like ride my bike. She said six weeks from the day of the surgery (fortunately,it was winter when it happened). And sure enough, three weeks after that I was on my bike. THe good thing about cycling is that it's easy to do compared to other things because of how you sit. I didn't resume running for a while because of the impact, and it was several months before I could do situps.

GOod luck with the surgery, I am sure you'll be fine!
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well I have at least one gall stone so they need to operate as soon as possible. It isn't dire, which is why my trip to China is still on, but they'll need to do it as soon as I get back. I didn't get the attack from exercising but during the attack I had a very hard time breathing. The pain was horrible and I don't want to have another attack during exercise. Also, I'm not sure if exercise could cause another attack. They said that one of the stones probably passed into the duct that is "supplied" by the pancreas and gallbladder so I'm not sure if strenuous exercise could induce another stone to pass. I'm gonna ask the doc, but I was just wondering if anyone here had a similar story.
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I don't know of anyone, but 1) ask your doctor, and 2) it may be a good idea to lay off your riding after your surgery anyway until your body had sufficient time to heal.

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I don't know of anyone, but 1) ask your doctor, and 2) it may be a good idea to lay off your riding after your surgery anyway until your body had sufficient time to heal.

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oh definitely but I was wondering about exercise prior to surgery as well.
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