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I'm 2.5 weeks post op and 2 of my incisions are still quite tender. In fact, picking up my toddler set one of them back considerably a few days ago. Just wondered how long it was before others felt fully healed at the wound sites?

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Mine looked/felt healed by around 2 weeks. How much does your toddler weigh? I wasn't supposed to lift over 20 pounds for 3 weeks. After that I was lifting 40-60 pounds with no problems. A lot of people have stricter lifting restrictions for even longer. I read on here no more than 8 pounds for 6 weeks for one patient!

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mine took about 3 weeks to completly heal. my lifting was no more than 5lbs over 3 weeks.

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Thanks for you replies. I was told no lifting the kids for a week. I lifted the baby then and my 34lb toddler at 2 weeks. I guess I'll try and take it easier if I can

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All of my incisions healed except for one that is high up on my stomach. I believe the belly band iritated it and it became infected. I'm 2 weeks out and and the rest look great. I'm on antibiotics for the one, I really hopes it heals quick.

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I'm one week post op and my incisions are still a little painful but I can't pick up anything over 5lbs.

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Yeah I was told to restrict lifting to 15lbs until 8 weeks just to be safe from hurting incisions and risking internal injuries. My daughter knows I can't pick her up for quite a while (40lbs)

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