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Hello--

I had a questions in regards to being able to go up stairs after surgery. I live in a home where the bathroom and bedrooms are on the 2nd story, so I imagine I will convalesce mostly up there for the first week, but I'm questioning if I should even be attempting stairs a day or two after surgery. Would it be better for me to get a hotel for a week instead?

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you won't need a week. I was walking around my house pretty early on. We don't have a full flight of stairs, though (other than to the basement - and I didn't go down there). We do have some half-flights, though - at minimum, I would have gone up one when we came home from the hospital. I don't remember them being much of a challenge. If you're convalescing on the second floor so you're not having to go up and down them all day, you SHOULD be OK - but we'll see if someone with a two-story house responds. And someone who may have had a tougher recovery than I did, too.

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I lived on a third floor walkup and had no trouble with stairs.

But I stayed in the hospital about a week.

They kept us longer in 2012

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I have a flight of stairs in my house, so I climbed the stairs at least twice a day the first week. Only problem I had was my equilibrium. So, I did take my time going down the stairs, I was a little dizzy. But after the first full week, I was back to normal.

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My bedroom is on the second story. I had surgery, came home the next day, and went right upstairs. Going slow, it was not problem. I went up and down the stairs daily after that.

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Thank you all! This has calmed my nerves about returning home after surgery.

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