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By ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Sep 24, 2013
Three weeks ago I got my appendix out (it was super fun) anyways I am not cleared to lift, pull, push more then 20 lbs for another 3 weeks. I have been staying in shape with some light hiking does anyone have any other ideas I could do? If you had yours out how did you climb when you could climb again? Did you have to take it easy at first? How long did you wait to climb again? Any help advice you could give I would appreciate.

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By Ryan7crew
Sep 24, 2013
I got mine remove pretty recently as well. Do you just have the the small incisions or did they slice you open. I was option one. I got mine remove on a Friday night and the next Saturday went climbing, big multipitch hard climbing. Slept on the wall and everything. It bled a little but nothing serious. I kept it covered and wrap my stomach in an ace bandage to kinda hold everything in place. Do I recommend this, probably not. But a little light climbing ain't gonna kill you at this point.

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By Mike Hasse
From Lebanon, NH
Sep 24, 2013
Descending the knife edge ridge on Aiguille du Mid...
I had mine out 8/21, and I soloed the NW face of Little Bear Peak (CO) on 9/5. They did it laparoscopically and I didn't have any trouble at all, save for some weakness due to lack of training. I'd say go for it, and after about a week or week and a half of recovery, do whatever feels OK. If it hurts, don't do it.

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By CraigS.
Sep 24, 2013
Had mine out laparoscopically a few years ago. Only had restrictions for 2 weeks and then was let free to do whatever, but I was going nuts at the end. 6 week recovery sounds more like you had it rupture or they didn't do it laparoscopically?

I would follow DR's suggestion because they know what they cut when they cut you. One potential issue is giving yourself a hernia and then they'd just have to put you under again. No bueno.

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By ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Sep 24, 2013
It was laparoscopic I got 3 Incisions, it was not ruptured but very close and very inflamed on the ct scan. I feel pretty good now but I donít want to get a hernia so I can climb 3 weeks sooner so will probably just wait it out till the doctor told me I could climb oct 16th. If I can actually stick to what I just said that is.

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By KathyS
From Poughkeepsie, NY
Sep 24, 2013
Me at the summit of Inner Course (5.4) in the Outl...
If your doc says don't rush it, don't rush it. Take the extra time off now, because a hernia could haunt you a long time.

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By nicelegs
From Denver
Sep 24, 2013
How much does an appendix weigh? I expect to see an asterisk after the notation of sends by climbers lacking one.

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By ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Sep 24, 2013
nicelegs wrote:
How much does an appendix weigh? I expect to see an asterisk after the notation of sends by climbers lacking one.



funny, I thought the same thing right before surgery I was thinking good this will increase my strength to weight ratio.

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By Matt Pierce
From Denver, CO
Sep 27, 2013
View from the first belay ledge on The Staircase (...
KathyS wrote:
If your doc says don't rush it, don't rush it. Take the extra time off now, because a hernia could haunt you a long time.


^this^

Mine was done laproscopically as well - I took it easy for at least a few weeks...

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