I have to tell you that taken it easy for 4-6 weeks is usual but here is my story.
Mine burst when I was at work after enduring pain for about 2 days thinking it was wind.
This is when I was 41 I am now 48. I was off work for 4 weeks and put on light dutys for about 2 weeks. I work in a heavy welding and fabrication shop.
My quick recovery in my opinion is that I had trained in Olympic Weightlifting for years and worked as a coach for years while maintaining some basic level of strength and fitness.
So if you are in good shape to begin with and are younger than me then I am sure you will recover pretty quick.
Cool, interesting story. Ouch! I can’t imagine if mine burst, the doc said it was pretty damn close though.
I’m only 19, and have been doing intense sprint work, core work, plyos, and olympic lifts (mainly cleans) for the last 6 months. So thanks for the positive regard, hopefully ill be at 'er sooner than later:)
I also had some good massage therapy, very organized recovery protocols, tempo/off days, and a wicked coach.
I should be back at work within two weeks as well, all i really do is walk and sit around anyways, infact, I work for guys like you, im the post-watch where all the welding/torching/grinding is done:)
I’m also thinking of doing a lot of EMS work (hams, quads, glutes) and some light upper body free weight work in the mean time so as not to detrain in the next 10 days.
Herb, i tried asking you, but you kept going online-offline, so ill just post a question anyways.
Would doing EMS work while recovering from appendicitis be a good idea? I can’t really do anything that involves core work, which is pretty much everything (walking, sitting up, turning & tossing)! So im wondering if I should leave the ems work for now?