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I had a lap appendectomy on october 15th. i work in a coal mine and routinely lift 30 to 50 pound occasionally. when can i return to work?

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Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
4 Weeks: I think since you lift heavy objects routinely I would recommend 4 weeks. Be sure to ease into it as well to make sure you're don't over do it the first few days.

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