Re: Lifestyle Limitations?
I was leaning towards Linda's response. I was a fairly active gym rat prior to my surgery and my doctors instructions were a bit looser. As I was fairly conditioned, I could obviously handle more weight, BUT it had to not cause strain. So doing a barbell curls with 15 pounds is stupid easy, BUT doing a Dumbell curl with 15 a bit tougher. I found that more reps, lighter weights and NEVER getting to the point of grunting, straining and holding my breath in any way the best solution. You've been through a lot, take your time to heal properly.
Also - thinners are a necessity for some, BUT should you have an accident while on them, the consequences could be deadly. I was on them for a while post surgery and finally allowed off them. 3 months later I passed out and fracture my brow. Had I been on thinners, I wouldn't be here to type this. If you fell on your bike (Gawd forbid), it could be dangerous.
My advice here is just that, please discuss anything you do with your doctor.
Diagnosed @ 48
Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
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AICD - Valentines Day '08
After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
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