Our expert says:
Tough one - any time you have a time off for that long, especially when it's in a wheelchair, the return to exercise must be managed very carefully. Swimming is a good start, it will help with the core muscles stability and with fitness, so keep that up for sure.
I would suggest that you consider seeing a biokineticist, just to assess your progress post that surgery. If you are clear, then something like Pilates might be very good for you. It will certainly help with the core muscles, though the problem is that you might find it quite difficult to perform many of the exercises, if not impossible.
I agree that running might not be great, but I wouldn't exclude it altogether - you can start with walking and see what you can do from then on. But I'd say start with a bio, see that you're all OK, then consider Pilates, and try the Bosu ball work and some weights, but ease your way into that.
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