I am wondering how soon after surgery I can get back to my regular active routine.

Question:
I run daily and am wondering how soon after surgery I can get back to my regular active routine? What are the concerns of doing too much too soon?

Answer:
The usual period of convalescence during which it is extremely important to keep activities to a minimum is the first two weeks following surgery.  Increased activity raises your heart rate and blood pressure and can put you at a higher risk of bleeding.  Even after this period, it is important to discuss with your surgeon if it is ok to return to regular activities.

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