Impact exercise and CRT device surgery/ boxing kickboxing martial arts
I am new to this post and new to this lifestyle change. I was a very active US Marine and former professional champion in Muay Thai Kickboxing. I had fought all over the world and trained many UFC champions as a striking coach. This past year I have been suffering the effects of the anthrax the government injected me multiple times with before invading Iraq in 2003/2004. My suffering is in the form of cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure with an EF of 15%. I also have a left bundle branch blockage on heart electrocardiogram. They have me scheduled for a CRT-d device implant surgery next week.
I read posts about people needing multiple wires changed out, clots, devices popping out of the skin months later from exercise, even excessive thumping from the device being set too high; makes this all very scary. My hope is that one day I can return to working out like I used to. I do not expect nor desire to spar (over 100+ fights I have tasted plenty) or even go crazy on the focus pads (hand mitts). I really just want to be able to punch a heavy bag, kick a banana bag, jam on a speed ball, and move with a krazy ball. The joys of a fighter I guess.
Does anyone have any experience on impact exercises like this? Forms and kata can only do so much but impact gives you the mental and physical feedback that develops and maintains the warrior-isms of true fighters.
What are your thoughts about the chances of returning to boxing/kickboxing without sparring? Should I ask my surgeon about placement under the peck muscle for better probable outcome? HELP!
You know you're wired when...
Your old device becomes a paper weight for your desk.
I am not planning on letting any of this shorten my life. I am planning on living a long happy battery operated life. You never know maybe it will keep me alive longer. I sure know one thing I would have been dead before starting school without it.