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Hello, I unfortunately broke my 9th rib on the left side Saturday night. I went to the emergency room and made sure that they checked my stomach. Everything was ok there. But I was wondering if anyone else has broken any bones post op? Tomorrow will be 10 weeks postop for me. And did this have any negative impact on your progress? Thanks

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Around October last year I fractured my tibial plateau badly, along with damage to my ACL, PCL and meniscus and was bed-ridden in a locked leg brace for seven weeks. I was over a year post-op at the time, so weight loss was way slower and the chances of me snacking over my calorie limit was high, particularly with the boredom of forced bed rest. Still dropped two kilograms over that time, despite thinking that I was for sure going to put a bit back on. At ten weeks, your surgery will still be at its strongest, so if you stick to the plan you'll be fine. Sore, but fine.

(I also broke a rib just before Christmas. I'm apparently collecting broken bones now 🙃)

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I broke a rib when I tripped about 1/4 mile into the San Francisco Marathon which was about 2.5 years post-op. It is a dramatic story of personal growth and the triumph of the human spirit. Sort of.

There was no harm to my eating nor running plan. Didn't even get any good drugs.

Good luck,


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