Wearing a backpack post TRAM

LIttleBlueWren Member Posts: 88
Hi everyone,
I've just had my TRAM procedure and am thinking about holidays.
Does anyone here do multiday hikes with a pack? How long until you were back to hiking with a pack?
I am day 4 post surgery so nothing is planned as yet, just wondering if I would get a hike in this winter.
Hope you are all well and happy.


  • Julez1958
    Julez1958 Member Posts: 1,181
    Hi @LIttleBlueWren
    I had the DIEP reconstruction but certainly wasn’t fit for hiking for about 3 months.
    Everyone is different but I really was bowled over by the procedure and was only able to go back to driving at 6 weeks.
    I was doing gentle walking at 1 week post op but really took time to get back to physical fitness .
    I saw a physiotherapist specialising in breast cancer surgery patients and she really helped me recover - I got a referral from my breast care nurse - if you have the chance that’s a worthwhile thing to do .
    I started with her 5 weeks post op.
  • LIttleBlueWren
    LIttleBlueWren Member Posts: 88
    Hi Julez1958
    Thanks for the information.
    I asked my surgeon today if I would be backpacking next winter and he said yes, so I am happy about that.
    I had my surgery on Saturday and I am really bent over as I walk, it got me thinking about when I could next hike.
    Have a lovely day.