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    Bonking ... not feelin' well Can't ride for the next two weeks (doctor's orders)

    After the birth of my second son back in November, my wife and I decided that we were done procreating, so I went under the scalpel a couple of days ago and got my plumbing disconnected. I was kind of nervous about the procedure at first, but it really wasn't much to it. The whole thing was over in about 20 minutes and I got to watch every tug and snip . I'm under doctor's orders to take it easy for the next 2 weeks which means no cycling or any other working out until the 2nd week of February. It kind of works out because I plan on using the down time to change out my crank set, upgrade my shifter pods, and switch from mechanical to hydraulic disc brakes . My main worry is putting on extra weight over the next couple of weeks because I love to eat. Riding and working out helps me stay fit and keep my weight under control (while allowing me to eat like a pig). It will also be interesting to see if I notice any difference with the jewels once I get back in the saddle.
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    Get one of those gymnastics balls and use it. I think anything above 65cm would be fine enough. I used to think they were useless gimmicks for women until I had to take a required sports elective, at which point I took Weightlifting. The instructor knew his **** and showed us how to use that thing properly. It's really no joke when you know what to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Get one of those gymnastics balls and use it. I think anything above 65cm would be fine enough. I used to think they were useless gimmicks for women until I had to take a required sports elective, at which point I took Weightlifting. The instructor knew his **** and showed us how to use that thing properly. It's really no joke when you know what to do with it.
    I regularly use Physio Balls as part of workouts to strengthen my core. Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to do any physical activities for two weeks. I'm in the military and my Physician works in my unit so there is really no way around me taking it easy. I'll just have to make-up for the down time (and any extra pounds) once I get the okay to do physical activities again.

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    Keep a check on what and when you eat, that will help you a lot. I spent 2 1/2 months in bed due to a fractured vertebra, was not even allowed to get up for the bathroom. Add to that another 2 months away from exercise. By watching my diet I managed to only gain 2 kilos throughout the hole time.

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    Hang in there Solomon- two weeks is a piece of cake. I`m going on three months without riding. After several visits to the doctor, X-rays, and an MRI, I still have no idea when I`ll be back in the saddle. Next stop is an orthopaedic secialist. Zendog, it sounds like you had a doozy! How long were you off the bike with that incedednt?

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    Roughly 5 months in total. Started commuting to work after that but stayed out of the mountains for another 3 months more. Silly sod of a co-worker was not holding the ladder when I started climbing back down off a large container (3m). Found myself falling head first but managed to twist a bit and landed on my back. Pulling cables at the Athens Olympics in 2004. Still all is well now and I can even tell when the weather is changing before the forecasters ehehhehehe.

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    Make sure you go back and get checked out. Not all vasectomy's take and you can still be releasing sperm. You'll probably eat less because your body won't be burning as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker
    Make sure you go back and get checked out. Not all vasectomy's take and you can still be releasing sperm. You'll probably eat less because your body won't be burning as much.
    I have to give a sample in 10 weeks to make sure the procedure was a success. I don't think the weight gain will be that big of a deal. I'll take it all back off once I can workout again. Plus I plan on using the weight I'll end up having to lose after my down time as motivation for my wife to work out and lose the rest of her pregnancy weight.

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    Wanna have some fun with family and close friends? When I got the ol snip n clip the doc told me to use bags of frozen peas as Ice packs. I made sure I told everyone I talked to about that! So for about 2 weeks after the surgery, everyone who came to dinner was greeted with peas as part of the dinner.....and every one of them wanted to know if they came out of one of my "ice packs"....



    As to your recovery make sure you do not push it! After my surgery things were a wee bit different, still are. I'm not kidding when I say this, they hang lower! And there are other issues. Ask your doctor about pressure and ruptures and the like. I bet he down plays the possible side effects, but I have had issues for most of the last 10 years since my surgery. I guess I am one of the lucky ones, huh?

    And when you start riding, take it easy and maybe reconsider riding garments. For a long time I had to wear a supporter to keep things from being sat on....
    Remember when we were kids and our Mom's said we could not play in the mud? I'm making up for it now!!

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    ^^^

    So far so good. I was a little tender the first couple of days, but I almost feel like myself again and I still have about a week left before I get back in the saddle. I'll make sure to take precautions and wear some support (thanks for the tip). Schmucker was right about me eating less. I didn't gain as much weight as I thought that I was going to. I'm probably the exact same weight that I was going into the surgery. Once I start back riding, I may drop a few pounds or more because I plan on making up for the couple of weeks that I lost out on.

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