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[*] posted on 11-2-2015 at 07:31 AM


If you feel you need guidance and assistance with exercises, or if you are unsure of what exercises to do, you might find a PT helpful. However many of us on here have gone through stretches and exercises on our own and have managed just fine.

This video from the Phoenix team helped me a lot, perhaps it will be informative and helpful for you too! It outlines stretches and exercises for after 2 months.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nLcS6cl4qDY




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[*] posted on 11-5-2015 at 03:23 PM


Thanks for the info guys. The video had some real good info...thanks for that.

I think I am just going to stick to exercises I saw on the video and do the light weight exercises LoSasso wants me to do and skip the Physical Therapist. I've done some light weight exercises the last couple days at the gym and other than being real light and super, super easy it felt good.
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[*] posted on 11-7-2015 at 12:41 PM


9 weeks yesterday since my surgery. Here are a few pics from today. Still have some lower PE it looks like but the upper PE I had is gone and it was bad. I just started some real light weights this week at the gym and still doing some walking and stationary bike almost everyday. Looking to take my road bike out for a first ride tomorrow.

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[*] posted on 11-7-2015 at 12:45 PM



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[*] posted on 11-27-2015 at 12:38 PM


Happy Thanksgiving!
It has now been exactly 3 months since my surgery. Not much has changed but I have been out on my road bike. Been out for 6 rides in the last two weeks...from 12-17 mile rides. My cardio is not what it was and I definitely wasn't expecting it to be.
Have my 3 month checkup with LoSssso on Tuesday and I'll see what he has to say.

Any golfers out there? When is a good time to return to swinging the clubs?
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[*] posted on 11-28-2015 at 08:38 AM


Congrats on reaching your 3 month mark! It is a tremendous milestone as things tend to go uphill much quicker from here. LondonTim is your go-to for golf tips. Check out his journal!

Definitely much to be thankful for :)




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[*] posted on 1-15-2016 at 06:07 PM


19 weeks post-op today! It's been good so far I have to say.
I've been back into the gym about 4 days a week doing treadmill runs and weights.
Strength is still slowly coming back and endurance is slowly coming back too.
I've done a few two mile runs, a few 3 mile runs, and one 4.5 mile run...all on the treadmill. I've ran outside once for a 3.2 mile trail run. I've done a few rides on my road bike of varying miles. I went snowboarding today for the first time in five years and I am planning on an 18 mile easy mountain bike ride tomorrow as long as it doesn't rain.
I still have the day to day soreness but it's not bad at all.
Trying to post pics but keeps telling me too large.
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[*] posted on 7-2-2016 at 10:47 AM
10 months post-op


Haven't posted in many months but I just hit my 10 month post-op.
Things have been good since the surgery. I've done a few short triathlons and some 5ks. I've been going to the gym about 4 to 5 times a week and that has helped a lot.
Overall I'd say I'm happy with how the surgery turned out but I do have some rib flaring but that was bad pre-surgery. I think I'm a bit more happy with my right pect than my left pec. Since I've been working out my chest muscles for a while now it actually looks like I have a mini-dent in chest again. Day to day things feel good. A little soreness here and there from having two bars across my chest. I'll seeLoSasso in two months for my year check up and get x-rays.
Still trying to post pics but always says file size too large. I'll work on that.
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[*] posted on 7-3-2016 at 07:26 PM


Glad your feeling good!
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[*] posted on 4-17-2017 at 04:31 PM


Not sure why my last post came out as a new subject...didn't want to do that.

Here they are again...

Just finished a half-marathon a few weeks ago too. Felt pretty good considering I didn't do much training for it.


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[*] posted on 4-18-2017 at 04:05 PM


What an incredible achievement--Congrats :) :) any plans for more races??



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[*] posted on 4-19-2017 at 03:58 PM


I wouldn't even have thought about doing a half-marathon before my surgery but
since the surgery I figured why not.
I have a couple 5k's coming up in the next month and I may think
about doing another half-marathon later in the year.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2017 at 10:37 AM


wow that's an incredible amount of muscle added, what regimen were/are you doing? It seems like the pectus that was left has diminished after the exercise?



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[*] posted on 4-24-2018 at 04:03 PM
Getting close to the 3 year mark


Hey there...I haven't posted in a little while so I figured I would give an update.
I am just over 2.5 years with my two bars and I am kinda looking forward to losing them. I found out some months ago my surgeon, Dr. LoSasso, moved back to New Jersey to practice so I wasn't too sure if I wanted to travel there for my bar removal. I got in contact with Dr. J's staff in AZ to see if they can do my removal-I have a consultation at the end of may to see if that will work for me. Probably be cheaper for me too since they are part of my insurance network.

On a side note...anyone over the age of 45 have any chest regression after the bar removal? That is the only thing that worries me about having them out. These old bones are rigid and might want to migrate back to where they were the most comfortable for 45 years.
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[*] posted on 5-2-2018 at 11:25 AM


Hey there! Congrats on making it to the 2.5 year mark!! The time sure seems to fly once recovered and out living life :)

I am curious what Dr J will say about potential regression. I still think that most surgeons stick to the golden 3 year mark, but who knows, maybe she will give you the option to leave them in longer. If given that option, what would you decide? (just curious...!)




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[*] posted on 7-31-2018 at 03:15 PM


Hey SLS - I got 2 bars in Feb 2013 when I was 42. I had gradual but minimal regression w bars in - scheduled to get them out in Dec (Mayo [yeah, that will be ~6 years with them in]). I anticipate some more regression, but just looking forward to [hopefully] being able to breath again.

Have you had your bars removed yet?
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[*] posted on 10-16-2018 at 02:47 PM
Bar Removal


Today is now Tuesday, October 16th and last Friday I was out at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona to see Dr. J and have her remove my two bars. When I saw her back in May she had agreed to take them out even though she didn't put them in. I was glad to hear that from her.
The surgery must've went well because I was released to go home a few hours after the surgery.

I must say I didn't have any pain at all on Friday or even now as I type this back at work. I am surprised at this but definitely fine with it. They gave me some pain meds to take but I haven't needed them at all. I have some general soreness in the surgery area but that is not a problem at all.

I had a post-op appointment yesterday in the morning with one of the nurses and I said I felt fine, she said the incisions looked good and make sure I do some chest stretches for the next 6 months and no lifting for the next two weeks. I flew home three hours later.

I must say these last three years went by fast and I am glad to have the bars out and now just resting on my table instead of in me.

I had a great experience at the Mayo clinic but this didn't surprise me due to all the overwhelming positive remarks I have read here.

-Scott
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[*] posted on 10-16-2018 at 05:43 PM


Hey Scott! Congrats on your bar removal! Crazy how fast those 3 years go by, right....?!


I found bar removal to be bittersweet. I felt relieved to have reached the end of the journey, but at the same time, in a weird way, I missed those bars. They were a security blanket for sure.

I wish you all the best on your post-bar adventures! I hope your recovery remains easy and that you are able to return to your routines soon.

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