Dr. Manoj J Pradhan, is the leading name in Cardio Thoracic surgery in Pune. He is attached to several reputed cardiac institutes in Pune. He is a visiting surgeon to the leading hospitals in Maharashtra. He has an experience of over 22 years in Cardio Thoracic surgery...


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Week one :

HOME: Afternoon rest.
Light Housework e.g.: make a cup of tea.
LEISURE: Walk in the garden, sedentary interests e.g: reading,
watching TV, write letters.
LIFTING: Restrict weight to 1.5 – 2.5 kg eg: kettle/ saucepan full of water.


HOME: Afternoon rest.
Light housework eg; wash the dishes, dust house.
LEISURE: Water garden, tending pot plants, playing cards, sewing.
LIFTING: Restrict weight to 3kg. eg: small pot plants.


HOME: Afternoon rest.
Increase light housework eg: ironing small items,
Prepare simple meals.
LEISURE: Tend to garden, visit friends (no driving).
LIFTING: Restrict weight to 4kg. eg: stack of 6 dinner plates.



HOME: Moderate housework. e.g.: making the bed.
LEISURE: Light weeding, go to film/theater, use public transport (non peak times).
LIFTING: Restrict weight to 5kg. eg: ½ bucket full of water.



HOME: Moderate housework eg: cooking, making beds, light cleaning.
LEISURE: Continue gardening activities.
Outings – longer time, more people.
LIFTING: Restrict to 5 kg.



HOME: Housework- sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning bath, hang out washing.
LEISURE: Garden – raking leaves, light digging, lawn mowing.
Golf putting, lawn bowls.
Following consultation with your doctor/surgeon
Recommence driving.
LIFTING: Restrict to 5kg.



Discuss with your doctor returning to light work with limited hours initially.



All activities as normal.

Warning signs :
Should you develop any of the following signs then it is advisable to contact your surgeon/cardiologist:

  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fever
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Dizziness

We hope you are now on your way to a full recovery and that you will get a great benefit from your operation. Most patients find that, in time, they are able to lead full, healthy and active lives. If there are any points not covered in this booklet, be prepared to ask for help, from your surgeon or by telephoning the hospital. you will be meeting your surgeon again in his outpatient clinic. Meanwhile good luck and good bye !


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