5 months ago I got extremely ill and was eventually rushed into emergency surgery. Along with losing my colon, I also lost all of my muscle mass (from a lean and muscular 175 down to 144 of skin and bones).
Over a 5 month span between then and now...with help from muscle memory, Scott Abel (early recovery), Chad Waterbury (mid recovery), your I Bodybuilder plan (late recovery/present), and above all, God...I'm back to my original weight and am somehow even stronger than I was before my surgery. I truly am blessed to be back in the game.
But with that said, I still have two more major surgeries coming up. One is in 23 days. Do you have a recommendation or anything for "over reaching" with training beforehand? As of right now I'm simply bumping up food intake without worrying much about gaining a bit of fat beforehand (I'm also still on the I, Bodybuilder plan).
Once I have the surgery, I'll probably be down and out for 6 weeks before I can start working my way back up again. The thought of losing everything I have (again) scares the bejeepies out of me...even though I know it won't be as bad this time around since I won't be in bed for a month straight in the hospital...and they won't have to literally starve me like last time either. Ice chips suck...