this shit is getting old v.surgery

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  1. $shot

    $shot OT Supporter

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    went in for hopefully the final check-up today with my surgical team regarding my health progression over the past 10 or so months. i was hoping they'd say everything looks A-OK and i wouldn't have to worry about anything anymore. motherfuckers said my spleen must be removed (fluid build-up from my spleen rupture has not reabsorbed back into the spleen like they expected) :rant:

    background info: come may 07 i had been lifting ~5yrs. three days after i graduated college, my appendix ruptured. shit got infected and i had to have fairly major surgery. while recovering (in the hospital), my spleen "spontaneously" ruptured sending me to the ICU for ~10 days. i lost over 40% of my blood but was able to keep the spleen.

    after a month in the hospital i was able to go home. i dropped from 6'2" 230 to around 184lbs in a very short period of time. started lifting again mid-late september, and was weaker than i was when i started lifting in high school (first day back i could only bench 80-90lbs for reps, curl 20lb dumbbells while getting out of breath, use 25-30lb dbs for bench and military press etc).

    today i'm back up to 220lbs, with fairly significant gains since sept (this past week i incline benched 235 for reps, used 105lb dbs afterwards for flat bench, got 90lb dbs for 10+reps on my last set of military press). i've been so motivated recently because i'm finally getting close to where i was last year, and now i have to take more time off. when will it end..
     
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    I hate to hear it man, but if the spleen's got to go then it's got to go.

    Take it easy during recoup and start over again.

    You'll be fine.
     
  3. GTLifter

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    good luck with the recovery broski
     
  4. bigdamray

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    UP THE DOSE!!
     
  5. ACLdestroyer

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    Good luck.
     
  6. Hood Moses

    Hood Moses I part the Black Seas...

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    honestly, :werd: Up that shit

    good luck with the recovery
     
  7. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Fuck man that sounds horrible. Good luck broly, you'll eventually be bigger than ever.
     
  8. grampositivecocci

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    atleast you're alive? Muscles aren't more important than your health.
     
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    i just had surgery to 8+ months PT left

    :hug:
     
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