Circumferential Body Lift Week 6: Back to Training

It’s been a week, folks.

I tapered down to 10 mg of Oxycodone on Tuesday split into two doses spaced 12 hours apart and took my last dose in the early evening. Had gnarly night sweats, nausea, malaise, flu-like symptoms for three days and then started to feel better on Thursday. Friday I was through the withdrawal and felt like a normal human being for the first time in six weeks. I was able to drive myself to my six-week evaluation at the surgeon’s office, where he cleared me to work out. That clearance came with the stern admonition to take it easy for the first four to six weeks, and to expect to occasionally bonk and feel like shit after heavy sessions for the next six months to a year. One year is the full healing time for the procedure, and now I just need to go back in a year for an evaluation, possibly sooner to look at some other plastic surgery options depending on where I end up at that time.

Body weight has been decreasing rapidly despite ramping up caloric intake markedly. Monday I was 242 in the evening and 239 in the morning and today I was 236 in the morning and 239 last night.

My first workout since the procedure was today. Six weeks to the day after being released from the hospital.

first session

Short session, it was just a get in there and see what I’m capable of type of thing… 135 off a high box felt like 315 did before the procedure. To be honest, I was happy just to not be pinned by 135 and work through three honest sets of five with a decently wide stance. It was brutal and I am having IOMS as opposed to DOMS (immediate onset muscle soreness, a highly scientific term that I just made up).  But, we all have to start somewhere.

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  • Curious Guy  On May 24, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Thanks so much for writing this up. It’s the most honest look at what I could be in for. Only lost 65 myself but my MD sent me to a surgeon who recommends this procedure as my best option. You should have a before/after up here or something!

    • J.T.  On May 24, 2013 at 7:40 am

      Thanks, man, happy to be of help. Definitely wait until you get to a stable place before you have the procedure. It’s gnarly, but worth it. I’m working on a recap now that I’m about 90% recovered, should be up over the weekend. If you have any questions, fire away!

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