Hope you're doing well. But 60 minutes of 4,000 feet was worth every second. Edit Answer here... Hello,You can ride after 6 weeks..but avoid too much kicking..*Avoid over exertion.over lifting..*Avoid over riding..*Avoid constipation..as it gives pressure on hernia. Are you sure you want to delete this reply? I went flying (Light Sports Aircraft class) only a few weeks after discharge. Read Cycling Weekly magazine on the day of release where ever you are in the world International digital edition, UK digital edition. Best of luck in getting about ASAP. Peter Styring >>> Subscribe to Cycling Weekly from just £28.99, save 31% and … Four athletic males exercised to exhaustion on a bicycle ergometer while measurements of oxygen consumption and echocardiography were carried out. As it turned out, it only scratched my highway bars. The other thing to really be concerned about, at least until you're past the one year mark, is the stupid little things like the parking lot tip over. I am looking for any info of someone that has gone through it. As long as you're willing to let it fall and do the spider (arms in) instead of the Superman (arms out) if you high side or low side. To start a new discussion in this community, please click here. When I’ve had surgery I will do whatever my cardiologist says but I am already suffering withdrawal symptoms from not getting out on either of my bikes. I was 4 months but could have done this sooner. It takes 6 weeks or more (4-12 weeks) for the overall recovery. It sort made me stop and think through every physical action I had to make and do so carefully and slowly. It wasn't like being on two wheels but it was a start. I am an avid cruiser rider and was on my heavy weight cruiser 6 weeks after surgery. After about 20 minutes of riding in the back country it was absolutely heaven! I return to the doctor next week and will hopefully be released. Rick, 4 mo. Riding is the easy part. During this period, it is essential to follow precautions to reduce problems caused from risk factors and prevent reccurrence of the heart attacks. Keep the shiney side up and take good care. Heart surgery can be minimally invasive, such as when a small incision is made to the chest to insert a pacemaker. Also, driving restrictions up the 3 months were not solely just for me. Were you have to be careful is if you doind anything strenuous like wheeling the bike out or putting it on the main stand. When did they start riding… If I wasn't so dang old I would ride one today … Up to about 3 months ago I seemed to have a decent recovery. So my advice for what its worth, is to be patient and see out the next three weeks and you'll be about there. I felt real good after week 4, but yet I could here my sternum "clicking" when I lay on my side in bed. Let’s consider a commonly imposed post-op driving restriction: if you have just undergone open heart surgery, for example, it’s likely that you were told you cannot drive for 4-6 weeks now, … Arnold, … I don't think my bike is as heavy as yours. Re: Air bags after surgery Just an additional comment or word of caution. I was itching to get back on the bike right after surgery, Doc told me not to ride for 3 months. Are you still hurting physically? What would your advice be regarding post-op bike rides in terms of how soon, how far and at what heart rate? I'm just curious now if you would give up riding if you didn't have major surgery 2 years ago? Yes No. Got back on at 6 weeks but it was a little rigorous, wouldn't change a thing. The report concluded there was no problem with the efficiency of the heart. You'd be able to resell it for almost purchase price. When I reached the 3 month mark, I made sure I got approval from my GP. 1st few days after surgery … let them run for awhile and let gas through them. I know what you mean, I also wanted to soon after. When to resume and what kind of exercise and intensity you will be allowed to undertake is based largely on how well you recover from the operation and that in turn is dictated by your age, your level of fitness and your general standard of health prior to the operation. The feeling of freedom and of getting back to what I love played a huge part in my mental recovery. Not sure what criteria the medics use if they tell us yes or no safe to ride or many other physical demanding activities. You’re not going to be pushing yourself near these levels of intensity so there’s every reason to expect that you might be able to regain your pre-operation level of fitness. My instinct was to stop it from going but my brain said let it go. Johhnylotto is spot on with the little things. Flying is allowed after two weeks in a stable person if they had a heart ... congestive heart failure, pregnancy, recent major surgery, use of hormone replacement ... After a Heart Attack. Obviously it wasn't healed yet and I could just imagine what damage I could cause lifting a bike at that stage if I went on the thought that "I feeling good now". MotoVlog - 1st dualsport ride after 6 months recovering from knee surgery - Duration: 11:39. I got an ok and took it for a ride at 12 weeks. I was patient and waited for the recommended 3 month period for driving and not just for the sternum to heal, but also to climatize to my meds, get the energy levels up, and to make sure I was well in the clear and fit and healthy. . A friend of a friend who had gone through open heart surgery 4 weeks prior chose to drive on a snowey night VS sitting in the back … Doctor next week and will be beautiful over the weekend physical action I had make... 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