Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Shouldn't a doctor....

“I was back to running within 3 weeks of my c-section”, she said.
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. After a laparoscopic surgery, I was advised not to run, climb stairs or lift weights for six weeks- a c-section is far more invasive.
“I hope you cleared it with your doctor?”, was all I could say.
“Absolutely. And she was very supportive!”
A runner myself, I can understand her desire to get back to running. What I cannot understand is how a qualified medical practitioner could allow her to do so. Shouldn’t a doctor be able to assert herself?
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A Drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

5 comments:

Mia Hayson said...

I always marvel at people's determination during recovery! I guess it's about knowing your limits and how much you can push them. :)

Sometimes doctors don't stop people over-doing recovery because it's better than the opposite, I think? Although 3 weeks is just amazing! I don't think I could...

Shalet Jimmy said...

I agree with Mia....

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I think caring doctors must get very frustrated when they give wise advice and patients don't follow it. I do admire the grit that it takes to recover from surgery, but I wonder sometimes if it can go too far.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I think caring doctors must get very frustrated when they give wise advice and patients don't follow it. I do admire the grit that it takes to recover from surgery, but I wonder sometimes if it can go too far.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Boy that is reckless...I understand the need to move but still!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

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