Exercise

Discussion in 'Pilonidal Discussions' started by Luke Wade, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Luke Wade

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    What is a good exercise that doesn't put too much pressure on freshly healed cleft lift scar? I'm about 6 weeks post op
     
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    Swimming is good. My son just went to gym for the first time yesterday, 8 weeks post-op.
     
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    The thing about swimming is I'm worried about the water giving me an infection, even though I'm healed.. paranoid I guess. I'm looking forward to getting back to the gym but don't want to rush it
     
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    I was told to avoid squats/lunges but other than that I had free reign at the gym. Running, elliptical, weights are ok. I would be scared to do too heavy of weights(although I lift my daughter constantly who is 30lbs). I'm 4 weeks post op now, and given no weight restrictions etc. I'm scared to swim too, I feel like I'll wait 6 months to feel like it's really closed. I'm glad your wound closed!
     
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    CO, yeah I just feel I'd rather it was super strong skin down there before swimming and my understanding is time makes scars stronger. I think I will settle with running and weights for now. I have a feeling I'm always gona be too scared of doing squats!
     

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