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CMRKSU12's Photo CMRKSU12 Posts: 1,296
12/19/18 8:46 P

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Well, had the surgery yesterday. So far so good but I have to recuperate for right now. I go see the doctor on Friday for a follow up check up. Hope this sling works great. It's been a long time coming! ;)

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11/26/18 4:36 P

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good info. i had total shoulder replacement 3 weeks ago. im following drs orders as well as physical therapy; will be in an immobilizer sling for 3 more weeks .

but my muscles are screaming to move, which is causing more pain than the surgery.....

but im being a good girl, (walking and stretching lower body) realizing im in good hands, and they know best . tho i will moan and groan about it at my next PT appt on Wednesday .

hope youre doing good following your surgery.... will be interested to know how that works for you,,,,,

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11/19/18 4:01 P

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I had to take a month off recently due to getting back-to-back respiratory infections.

I didn't lose much in terms of muscle strength. I did lose a little endurance (I do long-distance cycling and sprint triathlons), as in my 5k time increased from 31 to 33 minutes, and my first day back at my hour-long spin class resulted in some sore muscles the next day.

I don't lift weights regularly in the traditional manner, just do core exercises and a circuit class once a week.

Just listen to your body as you get back into exercising after surgery. Recovering back to your original fitness level is much faster if you don't hurt yourself on the way there!

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11/14/18 5:50 P

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One week shouldn't be a problem at all. Once you can start walking again, that should be enough to stave off any significant muscle loss. Unless you are completely laid up for an extended period of time, I don't think your losses would be very measurable. Might be a slight loss in strength, but if you return to activity as your doctor recommends and as you heal, I doubt you will notice a huge difference.

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CMRKSU12's Photo CMRKSU12 Posts: 1,296
11/4/18 6:52 P

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Thank you everyone! Yes, the surgery is the most important thing right now and I keep in mind the improvements to my walking when it's all done and healed! I am sure it'll be sooo much better!

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11/4/18 6:23 A

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Muscle loss itself is a very slow process.

However, strength is not just about muscle mass, it's about how long you can sustain the effort, how efficient your nerves are in controlling muscle fibers, etc, and this can fade a bit quicker.

The good news is that the body can recover strength that it has (recently) lost a lot faster than building it initially takes.

You will probably find the first couple of workouts once you resume exercise are down on what you were doing before, but within a couple of weeks of regular exercise, you are back at close to where you were before.

Good luck with the surgery!

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 29,197
11/3/18 10:37 P

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Getting healthy post-surgery should be your op priority, no matter how much muscle tone you MIGHT lose.

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11/3/18 11:23 A

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11/3/18 7:28 A

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I think it can take about 2 weeks to start losing strength. It sounds like you have been working hard. However, you need to listen to your doctor's orders regarding healing. I am sure you know that. :-)

Once you are healed, you'll be able to ease back in to your full body routine.How much you can lift may back track a bit but you will get back to where you are in no time.

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 11/3/2018 (13:47)
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CMRKSU12's Photo CMRKSU12 Posts: 1,296
11/2/18 8:36 P

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I have to have surgery soon (within the next month) and the doctor told me that for one week NO exercise at all, then for the next 3 to 4 weeks following that I can do walking, and just upper body ST.
I have worked for the last 2 years on rebuilding my muscle tone after stopping while my husband was in the hospital for a month. I don't want to lose all my muscle tone. Maybe one week will not result in too much lose. I know the benefits of the surgery will far outweigh the muscle lose though. (I apologize in advance if TMI, but I am getting my bladder mesh sling put in place)

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