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Lifting on Blood Thinners/Subclavian Stent


hi guys, i just had surgery last week to remove a rib that was pinching my subclavian vein in my left arm between my clavicle, which caused a blood clot to form. first rib is gone and a stent was placed where the clot is so that the thinners would eventually help the clot dissolve and prevent any others from forming while my body assimilates the stent permanently.

i'm posting and hoping someone has their own or knowledge of someone else who has lifted heavy while on blood thinners and after having a stent placed in their body. my surgeons have advised me to lay off heavy lifting for 6 months and that doesnt sit too well with me, so if anyone has advice or experience that might help me out, i would really appreciate it.