I need some input, please. I am seriously considering having this surgery done in hopes it will eliminate some other serious weight related health issues. Now, I realize there will be some that feel this is an unjustified surgery. So be it, but what I am looking for is some *real* (first-hand or I know someone directly) advice/experience as to what to expect for eventual return to cycling.
Here are the stats:
Current cycling level is about 17 mph average with most rides being anywhere from 20-50 miles and some longer 65+ mile rides (doing my first century April 30th). I have been cycling for about 2.5 years. The usual weekly riding distance is between 120 and 160 miles per week. I think I do pretty well for a Clydesdale. Current Weight 240lbs - Height is 5'5" - age is 42 - female
Concerns are -
1. Will I be able to ride, after recovery, at the same level I do now?
2. What about hydration during riding after surgery?
3. What about the energy level/bonking on rides?
Thanks for all of your help and experience!