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Blan32
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Join date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 12

Hey guys, I've been reading Tnation everyday for the past year or so now but i haven't been too active in the forums so i thought it was time to change that. Im 18 years old and this past summer i had to undergo pectus excavatum surgery because i had a "caved in chest" and my sternum was putting pressure on the right ventricle of my heart.

So anyway, before this surgery i had been training hard for about a year and a half and had managed to get myself up to a lean 180 lbs (im 6'1") and i was in the best shape of my life. I had this surgery done on june 6th of this year and it was a mandatory 3 month recovery process where i wasn't allowed to pick up more than 5 lbs.

Over these 3 months my bodyweight dropped all the way down to 162. I was able to start lifting again on 9/9 and weighed in at around 165lbs. I'm currently sitting right at 200lbs as of 12/4 which is the heaviest i have ever been.

The picture on the left is me the day i started lifting again (9/9) and the right is me on 12/4, 35 lbs heavier

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Judas
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Join date: Jan 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 458

you look bigger in the pic to the right nice work

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Blan32
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Join date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 12

Thanks man, i appreciate it

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bignate
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Join date: Jun 2008
Location: Massachusetts, USA
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starting to look like you lift! nice

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Blan32
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Join date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 12

Thanks! Heres a better pic. June was taken right before surgery, August was me at my lowest weight, and December is obviously recent. Im trying to put on another 10 lbs before I really focus on leaning out.

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Professor X
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Join date: Oct 2002
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Best progress I've seen in a while on the boards.

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Blan32
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Join date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 12

That means a lot coming from you Professor X, thank you

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corey_31
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Join date: Mar 2008
Location: Nova scotia, CAN
Posts: 238

great job dude, you look like a whole different person keep up the good work

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corey_31
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