What weighs 10 pounds?

Post-surgery lifting advice made easier

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If a surgical procedure is in your future, your doctor may advise you not to lift anything that weighs 10 pounds or more during your recovery period. One reason is that the stress of lifting a heavy object could result in increased blood pressure, causing a surgical wound to break open and bleed.

So, what weighs 10 or more pounds? Here are just a few examples:

After surgery, your doctor tells you, "Don't lift more than 10 pounds." But what weighs 10 pounds?

Following surgery, most doctors recommend patients refrain from lifting anything weighing 10 or more pounds.

At home:

  • Average three-month old baby
  • Laundry basket filled with towels or jeans
  • Medium size bowling ball
  • Small microwave oven
  • Medium size cat or small dog
  • Most vacuum cleaners
  • Large garbage bag (filled)

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