It’s been awhile since I posted on here. I was diagnosed with kidney cancer this January and had an open partial nephrectomy in March to have it removed. The recovery has been slow and painful but I’m getting better. Right now I’m looking ahead to when I can start training again.
I was wondering if anyone hear has had kidney surgery or any type of major open surgery that cuts through the abdominal wall (I’ve got a ten inch incision going through my lower abs and back). My doctors normally only deal with people in their 70s and 80s and haven’t been able to give me much advice on getting back into athletics.
The last thing I want to do is herniate the stitches. But considering that I weighed 175lbs. before the symptoms from the cancer showed up and now I’m barely 120 I want to be able to lift again. If you guys have any stories or advice on weight lifting after surgery it’d be greatly appreciated.