If there’s one thing I hate to hear it’s “you can’t”. But what if the “you can’t” is coming from your doctor? I had some oral surgery yesterday and was really dismayed when the doctor told me to suspend working out for 5 days. This might not seem like a big deal but so far I have a perfect streak going and have not missed a single workout in the past 10 weeks! I was super psyched about that. I’m also afraid if I miss one, I open myself up to skipping more. I don’t want to open that door of “well, I did it that other time, so I can skip this one too”.
I just feel like a little kid and want to stomp my foot and yell “it’s not fair!”. Taking 5 days off was not mentioned at all in the pre-op meeting. If it were I could have snuck in a few workouts before, a few after and still been generally fine. Now I feel like I need to either skip workouts or risk “pain and bleeding” (neither of which sound like fun).
Advice? What would you do?