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11/17/08 11:25 P

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Sarbah77,
Glad to hear you are recovering well from your surgery, too!

...there is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there's still a sureness in you, where there's a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility in you. ~John O'Donohue
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11/17/08 6:38 P

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That's wonderful!!

I had my surgery Friday and promptly spent 24 hours recovering from the anesthesia... it's hard to eat well when so little goes down well, but I'm definitely on the healthier side of things.

Anyway, glad to hear things are going alright!

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11/16/08 11:07 P

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That is great news! You will be back running in no time!

"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

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HANNALOU13 Posts: 17
11/16/08 4:15 P

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Just an update - I'll be back on the elliptical tomorrow. I haven't gained any weight while I've been off my feet, thanks to my exercise bike. I've also been able to do some work with free weights. I know I've fallen off some as far as my overall fitness, but nowhere near as bad as I feared. And now I can look forward to being able to run again!

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HANNALOU13 Posts: 17
10/19/08 1:50 P

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I have actually been using my stationary bike as a recumbent bike by pulling it up to the couch and pedaling from behind it while seated. (That may not make sense, so if you want pics email me.) I've had the bike for about 10 years now, so I think it's probably not made anymore, but you might be able to do the same thing with any stationary bike with a short base.

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10/19/08 12:33 P

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Now that would certainly be worth looking in to since I'd be able to use it year round. My google search only brought up outdoor models ... I didn't realize they had one for use indoors.

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10/19/08 12:28 P

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Oops, Terrie, I forgot one key phrase "exercise bike" - mine is a regular exercise bike (indoor) but recumbant style. They are more expensive, though!

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10/19/08 12:26 P

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Sarbah ... I had never heard of a recumbant bike so did a google search on them after reading your post. It looks like it would be comfortable, but with the short riding season we have here in North Dakota I don't know if it world be worth the expense. I'll have to check further in the spring. Maybe I'll feel differently if I actually see one in person. Thanks for the tip.

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10/19/08 12:13 P

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Terrie, have you looked at recumbant bikes? It's what I have and it's NO impact on knees (I had a plica removal and microfracturing done in 2005, which is buying me time until my eventual osteotomy and knee replaceemnt), which is great. It works very well for me.

I'm also eyeing this thread and will take everyone's advice, if need be. I have surgery scheduled in about 4 weeks, but the surgeon isn't sure what kind, yet. It'll either be "off my feet for 24 hours" or "off my feet for two weeks" (abdominal type surgery)! And this is also very hard hitting the holiday season, too!

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10/19/08 11:47 A

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I'm glad to see you are maintaining an upbeat attitude. Going into this surgery with a good attitude will be an enormous plus to your speedy recovery. I use a stationary bike on occasion, even with my bad knee. It's low impact and doable with minimal discomfort.

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HANNALOU13 Posts: 17
10/19/08 7:21 A

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5 weeks to go, but I'm a lot less nervous. I've stuck with the SP guidelines, done some chair exercises, and am staying on track. This won't help the people with knee problems, but I will be able to start (slowly and carefully) riding my stationary bike this week. Thank you to all who have posted!

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10/15/08 10:51 P

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I am watching this tread because I have 2 surgeries coming up as well. I will still be able to walk, but I will have to tone it down a lot. I think a clean diet for you and maybe look into those chair exercises and a bike when you can. Good luck!

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10/15/08 12:03 P

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I sympathize! I had foot surgery that kept me off that foot for 3 months -- I asked the surgeon about exercise, and he said "getting around on one foot will be plenty of exercise" -- and it truly was. The first few weeks, I used a 'roll-a-bout' cart, and once i was on crutches I started building arm muscles! After the first few weeks I did chair exercises too. I watched my food intake religiously -- had plenty of healthy snacks (veggies & hummus, lettuce wraps, celery & laughing cow lite cheese, etc.) and did not gain while I was recuperating.

Good luck to you!!

...there is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there's still a sureness in you, where there's a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility in you. ~John O'Donohue
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10/15/08 11:22 A

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I've had to deal with exercise (or lack there of) due to mobility issues ... two knee surgeries down and an upcoming knee replacement surgery to go. I found a DVD of chair exercises that kept me moving during my recuperation. It wasn't what I was used to doing, but it kept me moving and feeling I was doing something so I didn't get out of the exercise habit. Good luck to you ... mend well and fast.

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Wow, that is a tough one! I had my wisdom teeth pulled and couldn't exercise for a week, but a week is do-able, lol! I don't know -- with the exercise thing, it sounds like you are really very limited. I would maybe find something to keep your hands busy so you are not tempted to "snack" if you know what I mean. If you do cross stitch or latch hook or something that might be something to keep your mind off of things. If you have some crutches or soemthing to give you a bit of mobility, you can use that to get you up and going -- I hurt my knee a few years ago in a car wreck and remember how much work it is to maneuver those things, so you might find some cardio right there! Good luck and keep us posted on how you are doing!!

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10/15/08 8:50 A

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I had foot surgery on Monday and will be unable to put any weight on that foot for 6 weeks. I have been worried sick about gaining weight back since the idea of surgery first came up. I put my goal weight in on my start page so I have an idea of how much I can eat and am tracking my food religiously. I found some arm exercises I can do for some cardio. I have an exercise bike but can't use it for a while because right now I can't put any pressure on my forefoot. I do have dumbbells at home to use once I'm a little more mobile.
Any other suggestions, about exercise, diet, or what I can do when the bored hungries attack? Have any of you gone through this?

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