Liver biopsy recovery
How far did any of you take the 'taking it easy' thing after liver biopsy? The leaflet I have from hosp says ' no heavy lifting for a week to 2 weeks'.
If I am in overnight, is going home on the bus an option - 20 miles and I can get somebody to carry my bag!! What about if going home same day re bus travel? How soon do you feel 'back to normal' after biopsy?
Although I had a biopsy done before, memory is hazy - I seem to recall I had weekend off work, and returned after that to 'heavy lifting', and I had various toddlers at home then, so very much business as usual very soon. As this time, procedure done on a Friday.
I also read - on a US site, I think - that risks similar whether lying flat for 2 or 6 hrs . I have shoulder injury and cannot lie on right side, for more than 10 mins. I can lie on front though so okay for that. I hope.
How soon did you all get out and be 'allowed' to sit up? And were you sedated? last time they did sedate, I think - though i was breastfeeding so had minimal amounts, and still slept for hours, but watched procedure on screen and asked lots of questions. This time I am less interested and more terrified .... obv you have to stay awake though to breathe in at relevant moment.
Just reread leaflet - it states - avoid 'strenous activity' for 1-2 weeks. How do you define that?
Quite frankly, i am dreading this though i do want to get disease staged and sort it out, or as far as is possible.