advice please on how long its going to take me to get back....
I'm same age and similar profile to you. Although I'm a bloke.
I had keyhole surgery a few years ago, on my bladder. The surgeon told me to wait for three months before resuming exercise - they're not unzipping you from neck to navel but even with keyhole there is internal damage and it needs time to heal. So tip number one is - take it from your surgeon.
The general rule of thumb after a lengthy layoff is to start over from scratch and gradually build up. I expected it to take twice as long as the layoff to get back to where I was. That's what happened, although I got to 90 per cent in about the same time but it took a while more to squeeze out that last bit. So tip number two is - be patient when you resume.
Also, when I was out of action I got miserable, it was winter so cold and dark, and for part of the time before the op I was housebound. So I comfort ate. I put on nearly three stones in three months (my normal weight is 11 and a half to 12 stones). So tip number three is - don't do what I did and pig out while you're on the bench!
I shall ask the surgeon and see what they say. Hopefully it won't be three months as I think I would go mad and just like you eat!! The good thing is that I am very fit at the moment so hopefully....
Oh well, no doubt I will find out tomorrow
Sounds good but just be sensible ...
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