Sam54 saidIt's three and half months since I had a radical nephrectomy (removal of right kidney and ureter)with some scars, mostly from belly button downward.
The doctors have now given me the go-ahead to go back to the gym for fitness training.
Begin warm-up with 20 to 30 minutes aerobics oscillating between 5.5 and 7 km/hour for the first week, and possibly gradually add interval running within two weeks.
Then some rotational stretches, followed by two weeks of a tour of all the muscle groups every two days at relatively low weights, to trigger memory of muscle (via the brain). Finally some "stationary" planks and lower back exercises for core muscles.
All Tips & Suggestions on aerobics and weight training welcome!
Abdominal surgery is very different from thoracic surgery. You can't compare a thoracic scar with an abdominal scar.
When you lift, the pressures your abdomen has to endure vary extremely. The abdominal scar is under a lot more stress and if you don't raise the strain slowly, it is highly possible that the scar will develop a hernia. That means the scar is insufficient and/or has gaps. Parts of your intestine could get twisted and jammed in those gaps. The consequence: This part of your intestine dies and you have to undergo another surgery. Another scar. Another risk.
3 1/2 months is enough though to go back to your training. Listen to your body and go slowly. Don't go from A to Z from one day to another.
Hungarian did it the right way.
One thing to PSA
. It is controversial, yeah. A PSA > 4 < 10 ng/mL is considered a grey area and a PSA > 10 ng/mL is suspect to be cancer and the prostate should be biopsied as a consequence. Yes, PSA is not very specific for cancer, but it can be used a parameter to follow up the success of the therapy.
Last thing to mention here... Chuckystud
, 38 is a very low level of HDL. It is better to have a high level of it. But your LDL/HDL-ratio is good, so your lipid panel is indeed good.
The statement "Get right back on the horse. You don't want adhesions forming" is a very unprofessional statement made by your ortho. As of now we know nothing about why adhesions form. Some people have surgery once and are massively adhered afterwards. Some people have multiple surgeries and have not a single adhesion. And we do not know why. To say that getting into movement and sports can prevent adhesions to form is absolutely not firm.
"Let pain be your guide" is not a good advice either. Most damage you cause doesn't make any pain.
Tramidol is not a good painkiller. Well, technically it is. But it's an opiate and is highly addictive. You should always use non-opiates as painkillers if possible.
Statins only raise mortality if you take them with fibrates. Statins alone though are a very important column in the therapy of coronary arteriosclerosis and they reduce mortality.