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Recovering from dental surgery

Monday, March 25, 2013

After a great week last week, where I gained muscle and lost fat, this week I am recovering from dental surgery, and the dentist forbade me to exercise. I am drinking liquids since I can't chew.

After refraining from physical activity for 2 days, this morning I took a short walk, then took my pulse. It was 80 bpm (normal is 60-63 for me). So, I sat down and rested a few minutes until my pulse went down to 60. Then I waked just a little and it shot back up to 70. In addition, the surgery area began hurting. After doing this resting and walking to the next park bench a few times , I realized how tiring the walking was and headed home by bus.

Once home I lay on the balcony in the mild sun and the heart rate returned to 60. Today I tracked the healthy shake I made (almost 1000 calories) and it is no wonder that I gained a kilo.

So, I have to track and measure portions carefully again. A kilo can come off again. Back on track again today with eating,and slowly with exercise, as my body and recovery permits.
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  • SHOES17
    Remember rest is equally important. Hang in there.
    1793 days ago
    You h ave to allow your body to heal from the insult of the surgery. Sometimes, like this, your body sends you signals that says I'm not up to this right now. You need to rest. You don't want any post-surgical complications. There will many days ahead to exercise! I hope you feel much better soon!
    1793 days ago
    I had dental surgery a couple months ago and was on the sofa for 3 days and then took it easy for 4 more.
    I have a physical job and was told not to bend, lift, overdo and I am glad I followed that advise.

    Wish you a speedy recovery and you will be getting back on track very soon.
    It will be alright and it actually helped me in the long run, to take it easy.
    1794 days ago
    If you had dental surgery then the dentist does not want you to work out because you will cause your surgery to bleed from your blood pressure going up that is why he told you not to work out. So rest until he tells you that you can work out again.
    1794 days ago
    Yes, listen to your body. It will let you know what it can and can not do. If we push too soon after a surgery, we end up paying for it one way or another. I am sending healing prayers and thoughts your way. Be well! emoticon
    1794 days ago
    take it easy hun, heal first then get back to exercise.

    1794 days ago
    good luck!
    1794 days ago
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