How long do you have to wait to go on RollerCoasters?

jona187
jona187 Member Posts: 71
How long should someone wait after a radical nephrectomy to go on a roller coaster?

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  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,360 Member
    When you feel ready for it
    Following my surgery I went on the Gemini rollar coaster at Cedar Point with my then 10 year okd granddaughter. That was 4 years post surgery. I also went water skiing 11 monthe post surgery when I was 60 years old. You are probably pushing it for this season.
  • donna_lee
    donna_lee Member Posts: 1,024 Member
    icemantoo said:

    When you feel ready for it
    Following my surgery I went on the Gemini rollar coaster at Cedar Point with my then 10 year okd granddaughter. That was 4 years post surgery. I also went water skiing 11 monthe post surgery when I was 60 years old. You are probably pushing it for this season.

    The Gut will tell you
    If I recall my experience on roller coasters, you need abdominal muscle strength to brace for your neck and upper body. If "you" can't do a curl ups or leg lifts, you're not ready for a roller coaster. And since the posting is from jona, I assume you are the mom of the new baby, which has put a lot of stress on your whole body.
    The outside may have healed, but there are many layers of internal muscles to get back up to speed. And definitely try to avoid adhesions (scar tissue) as they can form on the small and large intestines, around the bladder, etc.
    Take care of yourself well this year and have fun another year.
    Donna
  • jona187
    jona187 Member Posts: 71
    donna_lee said:

    The Gut will tell you
    If I recall my experience on roller coasters, you need abdominal muscle strength to brace for your neck and upper body. If "you" can't do a curl ups or leg lifts, you're not ready for a roller coaster. And since the posting is from jona, I assume you are the mom of the new baby, which has put a lot of stress on your whole body.
    The outside may have healed, but there are many layers of internal muscles to get back up to speed. And definitely try to avoid adhesions (scar tissue) as they can form on the small and large intestines, around the bladder, etc.
    Take care of yourself well this year and have fun another year.
    Donna

    Thanks for the reply. My
    Thanks for the reply. My wife posted using my name and you can tell as I will always refer to my wife.

    Well, she didn't listen to me about not going on rollercoasters and is complaining about back and side pain. I told her not to go on them, but she doesn't listen to me.

    We have an appt on Monday as she is getting pain that she hasn't experienced before since the surgery.
  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,360 Member
    jona187 said:

    Thanks for the reply. My
    Thanks for the reply. My wife posted using my name and you can tell as I will always refer to my wife.

    Well, she didn't listen to me about not going on rollercoasters and is complaining about back and side pain. I told her not to go on them, but she doesn't listen to me.

    We have an appt on Monday as she is getting pain that she hasn't experienced before since the surgery.

    This is not a Marathon
    There is no reason that you cam not go on a roller coaster after the surgery. Just wait a year for the surgery to heal.

    Icemantoo
  • jona187
    jona187 Member Posts: 71
    icemantoo said:

    This is not a Marathon
    There is no reason that you cam not go on a roller coaster after the surgery. Just wait a year for the surgery to heal.

    Icemantoo

    My concern was that she
    My concern was that she doesn't want to wait to heal and jumps into things.

    I have no issues with her jumping on coasters. She just hit the three month mark since having her radical nephrectomy and pregnancy, so I thought it was too soon and it was because of the pain she is getting since going to the amusement park.

    The hardest thing for her is making adjustments or setting limits, which she never use to have before. I told her she should wait. I figured all that turning and flipping could cause some type of pain.