Thursday before last, I had nose surgery, both to stop an uncontrollable bleeder and to fix my deviated septum. Of course, all that means no lifting or other physical stress, both to give my nose time to heal, and because the cold I got from my granddaughter that started it all needed time to run its course.
Last Thursday, I visited my doc’s office and he took out the packing in both nasal passages and clipped my stitches. I could finally breathe through my nose again, but the doc again advised caution. No lifting.
It’s coming up on four weeks since I’ve lifted, the last day being Friday, June 10th, so I can only imagine that I’ve lost some strength/muscle mass as well as general stamina. A whole month out of the gym because of a bad cold and a nose bleed. Go figure.
Thought I should write a little something in case anyone out there was wondering what happened to me.
Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.