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Septoplasty

I have to have a septoplasty tomorrow morning and I’m wondering how it will affect my training. My doctor said I would have to take 10 days off before any heavy lifting, but doctors always say to wait longer than you really have to. He said his biggest fear is of a nose bleed. If I have to spend any time out of the gym other than scheduled off days, I don’t know what the hell I’m gonna do. Probably go crazy.

Have any of you had a septoplasty and if so, how long did it keep you out of the gym? Even if you’ve never had one, do you think it’s a bad idea to lift with the splints still in? I don’t see where it’d kill me so unless you guys can come up with a good reason, I will probably not take any time off.

BTW, I don’t lift on Saturdays and Sundays anyway so there’s 2 days of recovery…what about Monday?