A few years ago I broke my femur and had a titanium rod and screws implanted inside of it to help it heal. In a few weeks I will be having all of this hardware removed. There will be a minimal amount of bone that needs to heal further, and the skin and muscle that will be cut along the outside of my thigh down to the bone to extract the rod will be damaged as well.
I currently do not have a very good diet and I take no supplements, not even a multivitamin. I am looking at my approximately 2 month recovery period as a time to start getting more healthy, starting with my nutrition and supplement intake to help me heal while I am laid up in bed.
For the first few weeks I will not be able to bear any kind of weight on the leg. After that, I will be able to start doing stretches and other rehab type excercises (which I will be posting about in the future) as well as low impact cardio.
During my time laid up in bed and also when I start working out I would like to know what supplements I should be taking to aid in the healing process. There are SO many supplements out there that it's easy to get lost, and I don't have the luxury of being in good health and just trying different things to see what works. I am also not made of money, so cost is a factor. I've heard people tell me to take a multi, glucosamine and chondroitin, BCAA's, protein shakes, creatine, glutamine, testosterone supplements, HGH, winstrol, all kinds of things.
I am looking for some good information here. What can I take to aid in bone and muscle healing and regrowth as well as joint support with the minimal amount of excercise that I will be able to do for awhile? Anyone have any suggestions?