Hey iv recently had a severe pilonidal abscess exercised from my lower back/buttock region (horrible thing ahah) and now im left with an open wound that has to be packed and dressed daily. At the moment i can't really move around a whole heap becuase of the discomfort and pain...so im not sure as to when i can go back to working out? has anyone had any problems with these or know anyone who has that perhaps could enlighten me about when i can go back training?
im not sure weather or not just doing some arm work standing would be ok or something. anything that doesn't threaten to damage the wound. I don't particularly like the idea of lying around recovering, though if thats the only option then naturally of course il do so.
My main concern is loosing strength and size an perhaps putting on unwanted fat due to lack of physical activity (im trying to make sure my diet takes care of that issue).
I ask my doctor about it an he said not to go back to serious training for about a month, is that length of time likly to take a toll? iv been training seriously for 1.5 years and have made some decent progress, i just hope that this wont set me back too much.
so yea if anyone has any info about this, they'd like to share it would be greatly appreciated