So I have to have laparoscopic surgery this Friday. My stomach is herniated up into my diaphragm, so they need to make up to 5 incisions in my stomach and then pull my stomach done, stitch up my hiatus to make the opening smaller and then they'll be wrapping my stomach around my esophagus and stitching into place to prevent it from moving again. This will hopefully fix my non-stop 24 hour heart burn, may assist in resolving my IBS and *fingers crossed* will make my stomach smaller and due to a SEVERELY restrictive diet for 8 weeks, help me lose weight as well!
Anyway, for anyone who has had a similar type surgery, how long before you were riding again? The nimrod at my pre-op said a week (I assume she's one of those people who thinks I'm riding carnival ponies and doesn't understand I have a volatile 5 year old who can slam me into the ground at 90 miles an hour). My surgery papers said to avoid heavy lifting and sports for 2-3 weeks. But my mom (who is a bit of a wimp sometimes) said it was 4-6 weeks before she was feeling like she could do any sort of exercise.
I am DREADING the idea of not riding for that long. I probably wouldn't be riding Jynx initially anyway, I'd stick to Dove who is like, bombproof safe, but just the jarring motion concerns me (as well as obviously falling off).
Thanks for any opinions!