My physical therapist told me to start out with modified pushups, from the knee, or even against the wall, until the wound and nerves get accustomed to the strain.
It's such a weird feeling when you are trying so hard to do one pushup and nothing happens.
You mean like, girl push ups? I was able to get two regular pushups done yesterday, but still had the dizzying blackness afterwords. I'm also going to start one minute planks and try to extend the time by a few seconds each day. I went on a 10 mile bicycle ride yesterday and the crotchal area is quite tender today, but the knee is starting to feel better.
I'm just recovering from sheer laziness, so I can't even imagine how hard it is for you. I had a coworker that showed us an MRI of his neck and the spine looking like it pinched down to 1/3 the size - old injury from youth. His surgery went in from the front and he spent a year getting back to his old self and was pain free. Good luck to you :thumbup
Well, I had my three month checkup and the Doc was very please. "You're fully protected." I'm cleared to begin any exercise I want, with pain as the regulator. Ok to ride bicycles and motos (BUT NO CRASHING :laughing.)
Super pleased that I'm up to five pushups and starting to bench press 80 pounds without pain. I can see this will be a slow process but happy that the bone implants knit and the rods and screws and apparatus are all functioning properly.