Coming back to fitness after surgery
I went through surgery 3 weeks ago, had cancer removed and my thyroid as well.
That leaves an interesting cut on your neck, and you get told that the 1st week after surgery you are not do to any exercises at all.
On the second week, I started feeling itchiness in the scar area, and to do certain movements would hurt. So you loose the gut to do any exercise yet.
On the third week you start feeling good and want to go for it, but then you spend your full time trying to sort out the rest of your treatment.
Today I was finally able to exercise with no pain, or being scared and with doctors approval!
But because you loose fitness very quickly, 3 weeks have made me sedentary, and made me loose quite a bit of muscle.
I have always worked out somehow, which will make it easier for me to return to it, because of cell memory.
But I still have to be careful in the beginning.
It started as a very dis compensated thyroid, hypothyroid. Which makes you gain weight.
I have been a stable weight for quite a few years of 58kg. But suddenly this year I got to weigh 64kg and a bit more.
When we found out, thyroid medication was given and altered in dosage, I dieted and exercised. And yes I started slimming down again, very slowly.
Until I found out a cancer in there, and just 3 months away from my wedding.
So wedding stress plus cancer panic gathered, and no dieting or exercise was required to loose all the remaining weight.
So yes, I´m weighing my normal again. But, the muscles are gone and the resistance is unimaginably low.
So now, I got to build up those too apart from flexibility and all that.
I´m eating normal, healthy but normal. No loose weight dieting. Just exercise.
I had to start by little to try figure out how much my body can take for now.
So I started with a 30 minute light intensity aerobic workout, 10 minutes of slow and careful sit ups, 10 minutes leg strength from my ballet days, and 15 minutes cool stretching.
Yes, I managed! Yes, I´m in pain! But good pain, not scar pain.
Either if you´re starting from scratch or after a surgery, this is a good work out that will make you sweat but will not push you over the limits.
Below I have the video I found for my first work out.
Tomorrow, if I´m not aching too much I will try to go for a walk. No power walk, just a 30 minutes to 1 hour calm walk.
Do you know any good videos online with cool workouts?
Leave me a comment letting me know.
* Don´t forget to ask your doctor what you can and cannot do, each case is different!