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    Old 03-20-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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    Thyroidectomy and Back to Exercise??

    After a thyroidectomy, how soon can you get back to your exercise routine. I like to lift weights alt. days. and walk 6mi plus a day. Will I need to wait several days after surgery or will it be more like 2 wks?

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    Old 03-20-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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    Re: Thyroidectomy and Back to Exercise??

    I haven't had surgery but from what I understand resuming exercise would depend on how soon your level of thyroid hormone reaches therapeutic level. Also, if the parathyyroids are destroyed or take time to start working, then there are more issues as far as exercise. Fam

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    Re: Thyroidectomy and Back to Exercise??

    That's definitely a question for your surgeon. I don't do heavy exercise, just a mile or so a day, I was tired the first week from surgery---took it easy the first 2-3 days, so I waited for the second week and built up slowly (and that's that I don't do much!)

    Things like carrying weights etc, are definitely something you should discuss with the surgeon.

    Old 03-20-2009, 04:23 PM   #4
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    Re: Thyroidectomy and Back to Exercise??

    I was pretty tired for the first 2-3 weeks with somewhat limited motion in the neck . I would ease into things, I couldnt even find the energy to go back to a desk job for 3 weeks . Good luck to you.

    Old 03-20-2009, 04:35 PM   #5
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    Re: Thyroidectomy and Back to Exercise??

    I would wait and see how you feel after a couple of weeks. Walking is probably fine, but heavy weights might harm your incision. Ask your surgeon or wait til your incision is visibly healed.

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