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CMRKSU12's Photo CMRKSU12 Posts: 1,169
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!

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 27,907
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: 1,169
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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