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12/8/09 2:44 P

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Hey "Irish" -

I am having surgery in late January. I don't want to get into the details but it requires six full weeks of taking it easy, and I am terrified of gaining weight! When is your surgery? Maybe we can motivate each other to eat really well (not junk) while recovering.


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12/1/09 2:44 P

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I've had a few surgeries of my own. It can definitely be hard to stay trim, but just get as much movement as possible.
You may have to watch your nutrition more closely- but remember that your body needs energy to heal!
Definitely water workouts!
You may just need to concentrate more on your lower body for now.
The main thing I can tell you is to follow your PT or doctor's rehab recommendations to the letter. If you're in good shape going into the surgery, be sure to let them know- they may be more willing to give you more aggressive rehab plan.
To keep your spirits up, give yourself realistic goals, concentrate on a hobby that you don't normally have time for, reconnect with old friends...

Good luck!

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11/20/09 5:42 P

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I wish I could help you, I'm just post op knee and shoulder scopes, Neither one is better than when I went in and I have some pretty down days. ( I was doing triathlons until my surgeries). THe best advice I have is go to Physio right away and do all the exercises they give you. I have found some relief in aquatic excercise classes, I am in a group with a bunch of 80 year olds, but it is what I need at this time, seems to help keep the weight down without too much burden on my joints.
Best of luck on your surgery, and rehab, start back slow or you will set yourself back even more. I found getting comfortable to sleep the hardest!

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11/20/09 5:08 P

Hi everyone, I'm new to this group, and need some advice. I'm going to post on the Road Runners group too, so I apologize if you see this twice.

I am having shoulder surgery next month. It's just arthroscopic, but it's the first time I've ever had surgery (except getting my wisdom teeth removed!). I'm very nervous. Plus, I'm still recovering from other injuries and my marathon, so I'm having to take it pretty easy right now.

You can read my blog for all the details

but I am worried about re-gaining motivation, and not gaining weight, after a couple of months down/off.

Any tricks that you guys have used after a layoff?

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