Melissa’s Blog: No Lifting After Surgery

Dr. Bashioum has given me a very precise course of action to follow and it goes like this, I am not to liftanything exceeding 5 pounds for the next three weeks.  I repeat, “No lifting for three whole weeks!”  But I have three small children.  Precisely.  In an effort to help reduce any complication and to ensure a properly healed chest, it’s critical that I abide by my doctor’s orders.  So if that means sitting on the floor to console my child rather than picking them up, then up bet that you’ll find me on the kitchen floor singing, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”  Thankfully this is all tmeporary and the finish line is just around the corner.

As a stay-at-home mother of three, to refrain from lifting for three weeks is like asking my little ones not to use the word “no.”  It’s going to be a very challenging task, but I understand how important it is.  Fortunately, I’m  not walking into this situation with my eyes closed.  I have booked my mother-in-law an airline ticket out to our house, so she can help with the kids.  My husband, thankfully, will be taking a week off from work.   As all mothers know, our children depend on us greatly.  And to be out of commission for a few weeks, call for a bit of help from family and friends.  I’m so lucky to have that support.




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