Was it done through small incisions (laparoscopy) or a larger open incision (laparotomy)? I do believe recovery time is different between the two. I was back at the gym a week after my laparoscopy (removed a fat cyst, my ovary and tube). I wasn't doing 50 lbs of weight but I was moving pretty well.
Oh right I should have mentioned that. Laparotomy, horizontal bikini line incision.
Windsurfing in Hawaii is your concern? I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and believe you don't realize this is a forum for women who are battling for their lives with ovarian cancer. I really think another forum such as Women's Health would be a more appropriate place for your question. There should be a number of women who have undergone oopherectomies there.
Your post-op questions should be directed to your surgeon...I personally would not exercise or over-exert youself without speaking with your surgeon...as good as you feel the insides take much longer to heal....Good Luck...Gia :)
Wind surfing will rip your guts out if you are not in shape for it. I wouldn't risk that and I would have asked my oncologist before I went. Oh, you didn't have an oncologist so you should have asked your surgeon. Paula is right, this is a cancer forum and you should have thought about all of this BEFORE you went to Hawaii.
Jan is right about not risking it - you only get one chance to heal correctly. If you mess that up you may have problems for the rest of your life. You would have been better off to discuss this with your surgeon. Chris P
Obviously I discussed this with my surgeon and she was well aware of the situation. I was simply trying to seek out more information, and I thought I was asking doctors on this forum.
So sorry if I offended anyone.