Post surgery: How long until you can bend?

When could you bend after surgery?

  • A few days

    Votes: 5 31.3%
  • 1 week

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • 2-3 weeks

    Votes: 6 37.5%
  • 1 month

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • 5+ weeks

    Votes: 3 18.8%

  • Total voters


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I have had three surgeries in three years of this journey. Each recovery was much different from the other. I'm curious how long it took everyone until they could bend without interfering with the healing process.


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I bent over right away but my having 6 stitches right now it's very uncomfortable and I try not to do it often. It's only been 5 days since surgery. I did too much yesterday and I'm pretty swollen and my skin felt a little hot but I iced it for a few hrs. And it seems fine now. You have to be careful on pain meds. The pain actually tells you what is to much sometimes.


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Bend how far? I could bend a tiny bit immediately after my cleft lift, but it took just over a week before I could bend more or less normally. I spent the first week learning how to pick things up with my toes.


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Its a journey for sure mine i thought was tiny n be over n stitched up slapped on the but n go home.....boy was i ever wrong the first n second day it seemed ok thyy couldnt stitch it up....or im thinking im have this little hole open.....lil hole no....i get it unpacked n eyes was big n hear a holy shyt!!! Me bein the way i am im cryikg n freaking out.....i got a pic how it was like n boy again i was fooled u can put a plum in the hole.....well 1 week later i go bk to my doctor n the rn told me it was the worst she has ever seen in the office.....i looked at her she said she can put her fist in my back side...ok this freaked me i go home get changed again n had a video sure enough u can put a lemon in my tail bone n water n itll float the depth of it is 1 inch from my tailbone...ty for the painkillers the cyst was huge im hoping this was the first n last we should see....