With my foot reconstruction surgery on the horizon, I have decided to start 'training for surgery'! My goal is to be in decent aerobic and strength training shape and have a strong immune system going into surgery, so I can come out stronger on the other side. The only issue is choosing activities that don't worsen my condition.
My training plan for the next seven weeks is:
Until surgery I am wearing a BioSkin TriLok brace on my right ankle to prevent any further damage to my foot. I am pretty much wearing it any time I am up and about and it definitely gives me more confidence moving around in the world just knowing I am less likely to hurt myself.
I also started on a pre-surgery supplement plan and am trying to eat 100 g or more of high quality protein per day along with a TRUCKLOAD of fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains. As a daily supplement I am taking Standard Process Ligaplex II, 3 capsules 2x/day for seven weeks before surgery.
Please keep in mind, I am not a doctor and this is only my opinion, not medical advice!
My supplements 10 days before and after surgery:
5 days before and after surgery:
10 days after surgery:
After surgery I also switched to Standard Process Ligaplex I, 3 capsules 2x/day.
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