The biggest advice I can give is...SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR.
I only share my weight loss journey to help inspire others.
After and before neck surgery I always asked my doctors If what I was doing or wanted to do was okay.
If the doctor said No, then I didn’t do the exercise.
There are always alternatives to workouts.
Ask your doctor or physical therapist.
my main objective is to always keep myself active to keep the blood flowing to keep my body healing. Also strengthening the muscles around my joints is key.
My surgeons know I am active. Despite pain and setbacks I have come a long way on my journey and my doctors know how important being active is.
I make sure my “activeness” is a positive factor with my conditions and that nothing I personally do would ever worsen it or hinder it.
Every doctor is different. There are things that I am told I cannot do that I see others doing.
example...Arm exercises overhead like overhead tricep extensions.
I will personally never do those.
Yet, I see others who have had surgery do them.
However I will always take the safe route TO ME and I always suggest speaking with your doctor before you just “think” something is okay.
Dont be afraid to be a thorn in the side of a Dr. especially if you underwent surgery. You are only trying to keep yourself on the right path for long term care.
Its hard enough physically and emotionally to handle such a setback. Everyone heals different. Some longer than others. We all have different bodies.
Therefore, do not look online because we are all advised differently...speak to your surgeon or the PA.
As far as after my skin removals...
my plastic surgeon was extremely conservative. I had to really wait on all work outs longer than I saw others waiting. But I have to remember that everyone’s surgery is different. They had different doctors. Different incisions. Different in every aspect.
Everyone’s body is different once again. A surgeon who would rather have you wait so that you have better results the long term is key. Don’t be in such a rush that you hinder your own recovery.
If he said wait for a certain exercise...I waited.
When he cleared me for all activities...I went in gradually.