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05 Sep 2007

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hi
i am 55-female-i have had breast cancer ten years ago and had an implant for nine years-i have had problems with breast implant-i have now inserted a new one about 2 weeks ago-when can i start exercising again and if possible can you advise which machines should i be avoiding-the gym where i go to-nobody sems to give me answers-my breast implant-the scar tissue hardened-so i am afraid some of the machines could cause this-i used to do all the abdomen machines-treadmill, bicycle, cross trainer,stepping machine, rowing machine
thans
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Jenny

I honestly would not be the right person to answer your questions, as I am not a specialist in this area, and only the doctor or consultant who assisted you will be able to help. And so while I hate passing the buck, this is something that perhaps a plastic surgeon is better able to discuss with you. i know you said no one can give you answers, and now I'm doing the same thing, for which I am sorry, but I really have zero experience in this field. Common sense suggests that you should be able to start immediately, provided you avoid exercises that cause jarring - so running, walking, aerobics etc are probably out early on, but cycling or stepping would be in - less impact. but again, rather discuss with a doctor.

Good luck
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