New here- I'm about a month out from my rectum removal. A couple questions for those who have been through it before...
1) is it easier to sit once the stitches are removed or is it pretty much the same? I'm having a rough time wanting to do any sitting at all and mostly am stuck in bed.
2) my procedure wasn't laparoscopic so I have a pretty large vertical incision... currently I'm not supposed to lift more than 5 lbs but even when I do something like open a water bottle that torques my abs and it just feels like they are paper thin and are going to give out.
Is it reasonable to expect my strength to return to baseline or will it stay limited? I'm currently doing walking around the neighborhood and I feel like I'm moving slow but getting a little stronger every day.
Any thoughts, tips?