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bsubtilis t1_is9qxb8 wrote

There was some study an eternity ago that showed low level activity was better for sick people's health and recovery than constant bed rest.


PoldsOctopus t1_isa23ae wrote

I’m post op and the recommendation is to get out of bed from the day of the surgery and start mild exercise starting on the next day (walking + a special exercise routine). It’s my third one and it’s been always the same advice : don’t stay in bed all day.


dotcomse t1_isdwvey wrote

That might be more about preventing atrophy than about healing your surgical site. Hard to say. Doctors, especially surgeons, have not been known for their focus on diet and nutrition and holistic medicine.


PoldsOctopus t1_isemsmj wrote

Well, I was told that the goal was to prevent blood clots, improve mobility, accelerate healing and promote general well-being. I was given different information sheets that included recommendations on diet in preparation and after surgery as well a special exercise routine. I was offered psychological support before one of my surgeries. So I’m glad to say that my doctors have a holistic approach.


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bsubtilis t1_isafkbm wrote

Exercising with high intensity while you are sick is directly bad for you and can even mess up your heart (a common problem for athletes). The study was just to check if all activity was bad for you when you were sick, or if only some was. Low level activity is isn't really exercising, high level activity is exercising.