How to Recover From Surgery FAST

I apologize for my absence but I’ve had some health issues that needed handling.

First off, I had a basal cell carcinoma removed from under my breast area. It had been there for a few years and I had let it go. Why? Because basal cells don’t usually kill people. They are slow growing and I was taking my chances. Some call it stupid, but I wanted to make sure I was in a place with my business, travels, and health that I would bounce back from the Moh’s Surgery quickly. I would NOT suggest you ever let a skin cancer “go”, but being a terribly busy person, I needed to time this just right. It’s also in a place that inhibits me from lifting weights for ~3 weeks, and I didn’t want to interrupt my training for that amount of time (I know, I know, my mom already drilled me). I needed my health to be ON POINT before I embarked on surgery.

I applied PRP topically daily for 3 days following the procedure and I healed up amazingly well. The results shocked even me. Imagine what it can do INSIDE the joints and body?


[NOTE: I do not know how to direct you on finding a doctor who will make PRP for you for wound healing. In all reality, it’s an expensive process and likely cost prohibitive for most to have it made daily for several days. As my entire clinic is based on PRP, I have easy access to it. I am sorry in advance that I can’t be more helpful with guidance on this. I simply wanted to show you how well it works when your blood is healthy!]

While I was down for the count, I decided to embark on Phase 2 of Rebuild Tyna and take care of this nagging hip issue I’ve been having, along with a tune up on my low back/pelvis. The back is ongoing and stays quiet with yearly treatment and the hip is a new but progressive issue.

I’m a bit of a “needle snob” when it comes to trusting someone to stick needles into me. Before his passing, my mentor was the only one who had ever treated me, so I’m a little gun-shy about letting others near me with a sharp object. He was so darn good at it. I’m pretty darn good at it too, so my standards are high.

So I called up my dear friend and colleague, Dr. Joanne Gordon, ND. She was happy to help and we had a chance to catch up and treat each other. She is a dynamo with a needle. We had a great time and both limped out of my office looking like the Walking Dead with our funny gait, but knowing that we are both going to heal up so well!

That has me at a grand total of the amount of blood pulled that one would donate at a blood donation. This anemic girl is a bit tired from all the blood-letting and procedures and healing.


What I really wanted to share with you today was HOW I got myself prepared for this process as well as how I’ve handled myself throughout. This will be helpful to you if you ever have to undergo a procedure or if you are patient of mine and will be coming in for PRP in the future:

Optimizing My PRP Two Weeks Prior & Following Treatment:

  1. Sleep: I was sure to get 8 hours of sleep a night. I was in bed by 11pm and up by 7am every day. This is a good clock for me. Circadian rhythm is everything!
  2. Food: I cut alcohol and sugar, reduced my carbs and upped my protein to 1 gram/lb of body weight.
  3. Hydration: 90oz of water a day minimum.
  4. Supplements: What I can tell you that is safe and critical for collagen building is what I tell all of my patients. Collagen, Zinc and Vitamin C. The amounts you need will vary, but a safe baseline is 2 servings of Collagen a day (I like PurePaleo found here), 30 mg of Zinc a day (take with food, it’s a belly bomber) and 1000-3000 mg of Vitamin C a day. I’ve linked my favorite brands.
  5. Movement: I wanted all hands on deck. Meaning I wanted as many mitochondria, circulation and endogenous stem cells in the area as possible. How did I accomplish this? Strength training and mobility. I “trained up” for this event.

(I generally always try to follow these rules for living, but I got very serious about it leading up to this 1-2 punch).

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4 Responses to “How to Recover From Surgery FAST”


    I am so glad you are on the mend! Thank you for all you do!

  2. Tyna Moore, ND, DC

    Tyna Moore, ND, DC

    Thank you Stephanie:)

  3. Jill Scott

    Dr. Tyna,
    I have been following your vids / posts for a few weeks now. The information you provide has been so helpful to someone like myself who is just into their 50s and in need of a solid wellness plan. So glad you are on the mend! Take care of yourself.

  4. Tyna Moore, ND, DC

    Tyna Moore, ND, DC

    Thank you so much Jill! Have you checked out my new radio show? You will enjoy it! – Dr. Tyna

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