Attempting to Ride After Surgery

by Michelle

I had a total hysterectomy six weeks ago today. I return to the doctor next week and will hopefully be released. The weather in my area is amazing and will be beautiful over the weekend. I am looking for advice on how long before I should attempt to ride after surgery. My doctor successfully avoided the question at my post op visit. I am so desperate to ride, I sit on my bike while she is running in the driveway. Sigh!

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Aug 10, 2010
by: Anonymous

I had a hysterectomy three weeks ago. (vaginal) and I was riding the following week. I think each person is different.

If you feel good, give it a try. You don't have to go for a far ride. Quick boot around town will have you knowing how you feel physically.

Hope you get to ride soon.

May 15, 2010
by: Anonymous

I had a hysterectomy when I was 30 and after 6 weeks tried to ride with him. I only lasted about 15 minutes and I was in too much pain, we had to pull over. My mom had to come and take me home. I would wait a little longer.

May 13, 2010
by: Robin

Hope you feel better soon! And get to ride soon! Sorry I can't give advice bit agree it will probably be determined by other activities. Really the doctor should be able to give you a time frame. I would ask again.

May 06, 2010
Your Doctor May Not Have an Answer
by: Anonymous

I guess you may have to gauge it on how well you are doing with your other daily activities. Like with other activities, unless your doctor rides a motorcycle, he/she cannot know. Also, your doctor may be of the mindset that nobody should ride a motorcycle, especially since that profession often sees the ugly side of the sport. One of my brothers is an MD and he has ridden since he was a teen (he's in his 50's) and he still rides occasionally. When I told him I'd bought a bike he gave me this huge lecture on how dangerous it was and he thought it was a terrible idea. So if your doctor was my brother, the answer would be never. You may have to be honest with yourself regarding your healing and physical capabilities. Though my brother is a doctor, I remember him as the goofy guy I grew up with, not an all-knowing all-wise entity of any sort. He's just a guy with an opinion and a bunch of training that earned him an MD after his name.

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