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Simon’s Post-Op Fitness 1

The Shoulder Joint

This is my first ever blog so please bear with me whilst I try to convey everything as quickly as possible!

My name is Simon, I’m 41 yrs old and as the title suggests I am about to undergo a pretty serious shoulder operation, the 13 August 2015 to be precise. I used to be very fit and trained everyday, unfortunately due to a few health issues the training has taken a back seat for the last year, something that has been difficult to reconcile. Initially I had my shoulder operation lined up for 31 July 2014, about 3 weeks prior to this I collapsed at work, randomly, and learnt very quickly that I had a couple of blood clots, inconveniently hanging out in my left and right lungs. So fast forward a year, the clots have gone, I am a lot less fit and quite a bit fatter!!

So why am I blogging? Well I need to get my health back on track, so I turned to Sean for advice on post op nutrition, he set me up with a plan and suggested I keep a blog. Plus it will hopefully ‘keep me honest’ especially as I am about to post some stats, which is pretty scary!! As the stats aren’t great…

  • Height: 6ft 1in
  • Weight: 96kg
  • Waist: 38in
  • Around belly button: 42in
  • Chest: 43in
  • Biceps: 15in

Ok now I am seriously depressed! Post op I will blog once a week until I can actually train properly, at which point I’ll blog a little more.

I hope that anyone who may be in a similar position finds this of some use.

Thanks for listening.

Si

Simon Lockley - Author

42 yr old X Royal Marine Physical Training and Rehabilitation Instructor (PTI/RI), current Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander. Slowly working my way back to fitness!!