I had a routine Periodontal gum grafting done and they hit an artery in my mouth. I lost 4 pints of blood and ended up having emergency cauterization in my mouth to stop the bleeding. Question is:
What the hell do I do now? My hemoglobin count went from a 15 to a 9 and walking up the stairs wipes me out. Any nutrition, supplement or training advice would help. I am used to lifting heavy low rep compound movements and that is OUT. 95 lbs bench press damn near wiped me out and I’m used to repping out with 225. Deadlifting 315 for reps. This really sucks bad.
Family doctor put me on Iron for my blood. Normal staples in my arsenal are:
Surge Workout Fuel
Glycine & Phosphatidylserine (to fight cortisol)
I may have missed some. I was on a cut before this bullshit happened and was eating 4 oz animal protein at every meal with veggies and only carbs were coming from Surge Workout Fuel and Surge Recovery pre and post workout. My mouth hurts so bad I can only get shakes down.
I’ve been loading them up with natural pb, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and two kinds of protein (whey & casein) to try and keep my calories deccent. I dropped from 180lbs, 8% body fat to 170, 7.5% body fat in one week and that’s not the kind of cut I was hoping for. It was virtually ALL muscle.
Any advice would be appreciated, I’m severly depressed at what has happened here. Attached is a picture of what they did to my mouth.