So here I am a week and a half post op from my meniscal allograft transplant in my left knee. Second times a charm I hope. Anyway I am finding it very difficult to figure out what to do to keep myself from gaining a ton of weight while I cant walk. I am on crutches so I have been trying to move around as much as possible before I get too tired and need to lie down. Anyone have any experience with this? I am going from getting to the gym 4x a week to not being able to do anything. Any advice is welcome!
I had ACL reconstruction and meniscectomy two years ago. I've never been a terribly athletic person so after my injury/surgery I was so scared of re-injury that I became even more sedentary. I got depressed. I got fat. Getting back in shape (and staying that way) is a journey. In the beginning, the elliptical (aka The Bane of My Existence) was a must. Also, researching low impact alternatives to common exercises was definitely helpful. There's a ton of info out there to get you through. My doc was super helpful on providing me with most of the information, as well as my PT peeps.
I'm getting into the swing of things with this app and despite my reservations about everybody on here being fitness freaks in the style of Susan Powter, all the people I've talked to are pretty great. It's a supportive and encouraging camaraderie.. not to mention the butt-kicking programs! Best of luck on your recovery! If you need a buddy, give me a shout.