wow great reply
LoveTheHighof Running wrote:
Hello, I am a 28 y/o F. who has been running 30 miles a week FAITHFULLY for the past 2 years (5 miles per day M-F). I had a dermoid cyst removed off my ovary laproscopically exactly 2 weeks ago (3.15.17) - 3 incisions. I run about a 7.0-7.5 mph on treadmill - outside I don't know speed but about the same.. for me, if I complete the 5 miles per day I am happy, we all have good/bad days. I am not obsessed with time/speed. I run because I like the mental part of running and overall love the sport. I do run 5 miles per day consistency without stopping until my run is complete. I would DEF say take a FULL 2 weeks from day of surgery before ANY exercise! Trust me, I thought in my head "ill be back running in a week" but in all honesty even though it KILLED me to take 2 weeks off from running, I had to in order to heal properly and knew my body was not ready. I am in shape, used to running, and despite not having major mileage I def. consider myself a great runner. Just the bouncing alone would hurt so I knew I needed 2 full weeks. Today is 2 weeks exactly and I ran today for the first time. I did 6.0 mph for 30 mins and it did not hurt and surprisingly I did not loose as much stamina as I thought, but I could not run faster just yet due to the bouncing and incisions. I feel good, but will run 5 days a week again but prob. will not be back to my normal 7.0-7.5mph for at least 2 more weeks, but hey, the only way you can fail is if you quit! Take it day by day but get yourself back out there when you can walk fast down the steps without pain as if you were 20 mins late to work LOL. If you can do that - you are ready to start again! Best of luck and never give up!!!! God Speed and God Bless!!
I'm sure the OP appreciates your response 3 years later.