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Unread 07-27-2003, 10:40 AM
stairs, jumping, running, leaping for joy?


It's been 6 months since my surgery and I still have to hold my belly when I go down the stairs. How about you? Since it feels sore when I go down stairs, I'm afraid to go back to aerobics class or try running, which are much higher impact. Of course, I realize that some of this may be a tad psychosomatic because I still grip my belly (in terror) when I sneeze, even though it's been 3 months since sneezing hurt.

On the other hand, I'm plenty active in other ways. I do some really aggressive gardening, "power" yoga every day, walk for several miles, and now that my radiation burns are healing on my backside, I plan on going back to my bi-weekly cycling group this week. It's just the impact that bothers me.

Is anyone able to bounce yet? My surgeon actually heard of a women who ran a marathon 3 months after her hyst, and my girlfriend who was with me barked at him, "yeah right!"
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Unread 07-27-2003, 02:09 PM
stairs, jumping, running, leaping for joy?

Hi Mesa...

Here are my thoughts... If you can power walk every day you can go to the gym.

I went back to the gym 6 weeks after my hysterectomy... Granted I did not do a million sit ups but I did walk on the treadmill, use the bikes, and used the machines with the weights.

Start off slow and work up to a comfortable pace for yourself.

I think that by this time your stomach should be feeling much much better. If not, If it were me, I would contact my doctor.

I had two c-sections, cut in the same place as my hysterectomy, up and down, and recovery was faster for the hyst than the csections.

Keep in touch.

Unread 07-28-2003, 07:32 PM
stairs, jumping, running, leaping for joy?

I think I have decided that I don't really have any good reason to bounce anymore. I ran a lot last year, but never seemed to lose much weight. It did start taking a toll of my knees and a lot of people suggested that power walking would do me just as much good.

I am somewhat weak, as I'm still going through chemo. But I would pursue lifting weights, yoga, Qigong (once I get a video showing me how to do it), power walking, etc., rather than bouncing. My poor insides have been through enough. I don't think they need to bounce.

I haven't had to clutch anything to my tummy for a long time, so I'm sorry to hear that you're still having to grab for it. I do find that if I run across the street that my jiggling insides aren't happy. I notice it quite a bit -- and it's definitely not like it was before. But I have to pay heed to what my body's telling me. First the knees, and now my abdomen. I definitely think low-impact is the way to go, and that my body's telling me that I don't need to Tigger my way through life anymore. :-P

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