That’s me.. :) 8 months out from what I thought was the worst moment of my life. As we all know, going through the trauma before and even after surgery, can be hard to recover from.
I haven’t been on here in a while but figured I’d swing by for an update.
Since the big day I took a few months off to focus on recovery. I followed the rules, didn’t lift anything heavy, and kept a food journal.
3 months in a I started exploring with new foods, the gym, and even travel. With every small success came confidence.
Today I’m almost 8 months out and…
- I’ve travelled twice and both trips included many strenuous activities, water sports, and even climbing mountains. (Picture above) lol
- I’m about 90% back to my gym routine before surgery. Deadlifting about 175, running, biking, etc. I should mention that I wear a stealth belt night and day, 24:7 since the surgery keeps everything snug and me confident
- the big one… food. I’ve had just about everything and it all comes out. I spend more time chewing things that need it, but easily digesting foods I eat and chew like before. When I’m very worried or trying something new, I’ll usually accompany it with a beer or something. -
- I empty my pouch 3 times a day and once at night on average. Mucus output has increased to like once a day.
Just swinging by for some positivity and good vibes. Hope everyone is well.