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  • Sarah
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    you can ask to see an OT in the hospital to discuss exercises you can do during recovery. i don't know of anything preventative. also, since your arm is healthy, it will not be hard to get back up to speed once recovery is over. it's not like having a stroke or anything is impairing the muscles.

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  • Pam Alexson
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    It should all go well and minimal issues recovering all your ability and muscle tone. I have had 2... starting in 2001 and in 2005. I am very strong and area did not atrophy. First one was deep pocket second was more superficial. The superficial one feels deeper now that it has been 3 years. I forget it is there.

    Pam

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  • mbcube
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    I don't think there is much you can do to prevent atrophy beforehand and since you should have fairly normal range of movement within a week or so (except for the above the head limitation) I don't think this will be a problem. If your surgery will be sub-pec there will be more soreness and a longer healing process, but I don't think you're muscles might atrophy.

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  • Cynaburst
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    You will be able (and should) use your arm normally while recovering because if you don't. you may get a frozen shoulder. The only thing you can't do while recovering is to raise your arm over your shoulder for about 6 weeks until the leads set.

    I wouldn't worry about it.

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  • Ipecac
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    Prep for surgery

    I've been thinking about my upcoming ICD surgery and I'm realizing that My muscles will likely atrophy somewhat during recovery. I'm wondering what kind of physical preparation can I do to speed my recovery? I should have thought about this before, since my operation is next month, but perhaps those with operations a little further out might be able to become a little more prepared.

    Any Ideas?
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