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Recover after hernia surgery

I Deliver spring water a for a living, do a lot of lifting and bending my doctor said about about a 4 week recovery befor i return to my job, does this sound about right?
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replied June 9th, 2010
I generally recommend avoiding heavy lifting or other vigorous physical exertion for at least 30 days after surgery, and then a GRADUAL resumption of normal physical activity over an additional 2 to 4 weeks. Keep in mind that frequent heavy lifting and other types of vigorous exertion will increase your lifetime risk of hernia recurrence.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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