I'm 21 on Sunday and had surgery for scoliosis when I was 15, and had surgery last August to repair a fracture in the lower half of my spine. Basically, even with painkillers it hurts to do any sort of activity and I get tired so quickly as I'm so unfit, so it's a vicious cycle. My main problem is my core strength - my stomach muscles pretty much hang because there's nothing holding it up, I'm not big but my belly isn't proportional to the rest of my body.
So, my question! I know swimming is a good exercise, but I can't always do it. Are there any machines at the gym I can go on without hurting myself? I'm not a fan of yoga/pilates because I'm so inflexible with the metal rods in my spine so I can't do it properly anyway. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thank you,
Edit: The second op I had was a fusion for pars defect