Appendicitis and umbilical hernia

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    Appendicitis and umbilical hernia


    So Thursday night/Friday morning I started have extremely painful stomach pain. Tried to "ride it out" as the pain started around 12 am. I could barely stand up straight and decided to go to er. When I was signing in I had to run to the bathroom a puke. Not your normal puke either, extremely forceful. Haven't puked in about 15 years. So anyway at first they thought it was gallstones and I got a ultrasound but that didn't show anything. Then I got a ct-scan which apparently showed that my appendix was extremely inflamed, that I had gallstones and also an umbilical hernia. So I had surgery the following day 7/13/12 to repair the hernia and remove the appendix. So now I'm in pretty bad pain but on pain killers. I won't be able to lift for 2-3 weeks. I have to make an appointment with the surgeon in 2 weeks and talk to him them about starting exercise back up again. Think I'm gonna stay on some basic supplements like multi, fish oil and astaxathin. I'm not sure if I should continue to take my ursolic acid though. I would think it would be ok but I'm just not sure. Also when I got home I was expecting a package from app nut and apparently it has been stolen because tracking says it was left a the front door. New tenant in my apartment building though so I'm suspicious of him. So I don't know this kind of sucks. Hopefully I don't lose much mass or gain too much fat...Guess I'm crazy to be worried about that the day I get released from the hospital. Hope this is legible because I'm doped up!.

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    oouch!
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    Anyone know if I should continue ursolic acid or should I wait till my recovery is over?
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    1.that new guy in your building is a dick

    2.that hernia was prob rough stuff and my fiancé said good thing they found it as it can cause lots more health problems

    3.i would stick to the basic supps and save the others for when your back to lifting again

    4.eat maint or slightly below and keep your carbs low since you won't be active much bro

    5. Hang in there man I've had some life changing medical problems this past year and I know **** gets scary
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    Thanks for your reply howwedo107!. The hernia wasn't so bad, my surgeon said the pain was mostly caused by a combination of gallstones and appendicitis. I couldn't even stand straight up, walked into the ER with body all hunched over. He left the gallblader in there but said it might have to be removed in the future.
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    Could ursolic acid help speed healing after my surgery?
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    Still questioning if ursolic acid will help me heal faster or not.
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    Yeah.
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    Try posting in epharms section bro with a different title
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    Ok sure
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    Well, tomorrow will make 1 week since surgery. My pain is pretty much gone. I go back to see the surgeon on the 31st and hopefully he says its ok to start lifting again.
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    My stomach feels like crap today. Especially after I ate a pack of nuts. Boo hoo. I have to say this is getting depressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone
    My stomach feels like crap today. Especially after I ate a pack of nuts. Boo hoo. I have to say this is getting depressing.
    Keep your head up bro you will get back to the gym in no time just take your time and heal
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    As someone who recently went through post-op, I can say that Ergobolic is probably the best supplement for sparing muscle during inactivity such as yours. The studies on sutherlandia actually suspended rat limbs, and despite not being able to move them, the rats lost mostly fat and very little muscle when administered sutherlandia (vs control which lost almost all muscle).

    Cissus and arnica montana pellets may help as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69
    As someone who recently went through post-op, I can say that Ergobolic is probably the best supplement for sparing muscle during inactivity such as yours. The studies on sutherlandia actually suspended rat limbs, and despite not being able to move them, the rats lost mostly fat and very little muscle when administered sutherlandia (vs control which lost almost all muscle).

    Cissus and arnica montana pellets may help as well.
    How long does it take for muscle to start breaking down?
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    Just went for a walk and it practically killed me. What the?!?. Seriously its been a week today since my surgery I think I should be recovered better by now. I looked like a zombie walking home and was in pain again that I hadn't felt in a few days. It's like I have no strength whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    How long does it take for muscle to start breaking down?
    All depends on diet

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    Just went for a walk and it practically killed me. What the?!?. Seriously its been a week today since my surgery I think I should be recovered better by now. I looked like a zombie walking home and was in pain again that I hadn't felt in a few days. It's like I have no strength whatsoever.
    This is totally normal. I take it you were on meds and sedentary the past week?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    All depends on diet



    This is totally normal. I take it you were on meds and sedentary the past week?
    Well I still went out and did stuff, like shopping and laundry. I have been on pain medication Oxycodone/Actaminophen but the last few days I didn't need to take any because the pain was pretty much gone. After I got home from my walk though I had to take one because it seems the exercise brought the pain back. Had the surgery on 7/13(last friday) and by Tuesday of this past week I didn't really need to take anymore pain medication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    Well I still went out and did stuff, like shopping and laundry. I have been on pain medication Oxycodone/Actaminophen but the last few days I didn't need to take any because the pain was pretty much gone. After I got home from my walk though I had to take one because it seems the exercise brought the pain back. Had the surgery on 7/13(last friday) and by Tuesday of this past week I didn't really need to take anymore pain medication.
    This honestly sounds pretty typical to post-op recovery. Keep taking it easy, and the weak, almost flu-like feeling should be gone in 1-2 weeks.
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    Thanks for replying coop. Honestly though going from working out 6 days a week(was just starting up a fat loss routine again) to nothing and feeling this weak is messing with my head.
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    Today I went for another walk but wasn't as tired. However today I seem to be extremely hungry. I'm pretty sure the body overcompensates for things like this...
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    Got the ok from the doc to start working out again!. He says I have to start out real easy though.
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    Just got mine out yesterday bro, I'll be sidelined for a bit. How long before you were back at it 100%?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post

    This honestly sounds pretty typical to post-op recovery. Keep taking it easy, and the weak, almost flu-like feeling should be gone in 1-2 weeks.
    Is this from Anesthesia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Just got mine out yesterday bro, I'll be sidelined for a bit. How long before you were back at it 100%?

    Around 4-6 weeks. Two weeks post op I was back at it, but had to take it easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post

    Around 4-6 weeks. Two weeks post op I was back at it, but had to take it easy.
    Bummer bro. I'll resume LISS cardio when I feel up to it, 3 weeks until I think about grabbing iron. Thanks for the heads up bud
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Bummer bro. I'll resume LISS cardio when I feel up to it, 3 weeks until I think about grabbing iron. Thanks for the heads up bud

    Hey they do you give you some awesome pain pills though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post

    Hey they do you give you some awesome pain pills though!
    Very true, waiting on mine to get filled! Struggling at the moment though.
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    Hey T-bone, how long before your swelling went down? Mines starting to dwindle but it's still pretty bloated. Idk if it makes a difference but they made 3 incisions on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Hey T-bone, how long before your swelling went down? Mines starting to dwindle but it's still pretty bloated. Idk if it makes a difference but they made 3 incisions on me.

    I had three incisions also. Mine was Laparoscopic surgery, so barely any swelling. Sorry I don't really remember. I'd think they do all of them like that nowadays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post

    I had three incisions also. Mine was Laparoscopic surgery, so barely any swelling. Sorry I don't really remember. I'd think they do all of them like that nowadays.
    Is that where they use the air to blow you up? Mine was with the air. I had/have a lot of swelling, its gone down but still not back to normal. My belt loop is two sizes up. I go in Tuesday for my follow up and I know I'm only 1.5 weeks post but was just curious. Thanks for the reply
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