Its been a while since I have updated, but thing are moving nicely, I am consistently under 200lbs now, hovering around 197-8, which puts my far away from my target.
I am less than two weeks from surgery and I have been struggling to drop any more lbs. I know my body composition is better, but I can't seem to drop any more. This week I have been intensely focused on my diet, cutting most starches and anything too high on the glycemic index. For the last two days my energy is a bit low, and I think its from that. I had some good workouts this week on Mon and Wed, with another one planned for today, I have added a straight cardio day for the last few weeks hoping that my increased output will keep my momentum going.
So, I had the surgery two weeks ago today. Recovery seems to be on track and the doctor was pleased with my condition. I weighed in at 196 which is close to where i wanted to be.
Here are some pics from 4 days after surgery, the first time I really had a good look under the dressing.
This was the day I got my staples removed last week. Recovery is a bit slow, and I think I'm depressed because of the pain meds... I need to get out more but it still is no fun to stand up for any length of time. I have been working with a 10lbs kettle bell for the last couple of morning to help facilitate recovery.
Thanks for listening gents.
Wtf, what's up with all the big staples? In Canada, they don't do laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?
With laparoscopic surgery, you have like small pencil eraser holes in your belly, and you have a quicker recovery. Open cut surgery is pretty rough. Fast recovery man.
I have had laparoscopic surgeries to repair these before, the problem with that method is the increased likelihood of recurrence. The had to scrape off some of my bowel that had grown attached to the ripped portion of the mesh, which is why I had balls the size of avacados
Holy shjt. Didn't realize this would be so . . . . wow. Take recovery slow. Do things right. This is a golden opportunity to completely rebuild yourself from close to scratch. Avoid previous mistakes. Apply new insights and strategies. Stay motivated and make the most of this.
Thanks for your support Rem and others,
Monday was my first day back at crossfit. I have been doing fairly simple rehab that is run from the hospital and have made the step back into the gym. I have an appointment with the owner on Wednesday where he is revealing a new program for me.
My new goals are as follows;
Increased foot speed
Increased body control and
My aim is to move away from the heavier foundational lifts and move toward greater conditioning and athleticism. I play in a touch football league that starts soon, and I am slow as mud.
Sounds like a nice gameplan. Keep us posted. One of the best things I've ever done, and it's long over-due, is bite the bullet and really work mobility consistently and seriously. Paying huge dividends now.