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Are there things we can never do again? Are there things we can never do again?

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Unread 12-30-2007, 08:39 PM
Are there things we can never do again?

I am wondering about things that are off limits for us from now on. I have heard some of the ladies say that they can never again lift over a certain amount of weight because of damage it may do. What about something like bowling? Is that a no-no? Also, I would like to do some sit ups but I am still afraid, even though it's been awhile now. I got kind of weepy thinking that I was just not the same but my DH had to remind me that now I am healthier than I was and that there were things that led up to this. He reassured me that he loves me more than ever and that made me feel better. I still think my hormones are off, even though I kept my ovaries. Some days I just feel kinda crazy but maybe I'm using the hormone thing as an excuse.
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Unread 12-30-2007, 08:59 PM
Are there things we can never do again?

Hello there,
I had a TVH and after my 6 week check up my OB told me I could start bowling again. I use a 12 pound ball and I felt tired after the first 2 games for about a week but after that I couldn't tell at all. She didn't tell me about any weight restrictions for life so I would ask your doc to be safe. I have been doing all kinds of exercise's and nothing has bothered me, I just took it slow at first to make sure nothing felt like it was pulling.
Hope this helps,
take care
Unread 12-30-2007, 09:00 PM
Are there things we can never do again?

I've never heard of anyone NEVER being able to do things again. You just need to slowly work your way up to doing things. I have problems with my back hurting when I try to do certain things. But my general doctor told me to start a walking program and start doing sit ups to help build the stomach muscles and that would really help. You just can't go from total rest for six weeks to saying "I'll go through a 12 pound ball down the lane". Do things to build yourself up to that point. Take it slow and if it bothers you, don't do it for a little while until you get more of your strength back.
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Unread 12-30-2007, 09:11 PM
Are there things we can never do again?

As far as I've been informed, the only thing I'm NEVER able to do again is get pregnant... I just had my 10.5 week post-op and all my restrictions were removed, so when it started snowing like crazy here yesterday, I got out and shoveled to my heart's content (yes, I enjoy it!). I went for about 40 minutes until I felt a bit of pain in my lower left groin, so I hung it up for the night. This morning, all was well and I was able to finish the job.

So my thoughts are that you consult with your doc for your own personal situation, and then after you are released to do whatever you wish, just listen very closely to your body. It'll tell you what's up. And who knows, maybe you've a turkey or two in your future on the lanes!

Be well,
Unread 12-30-2007, 09:18 PM
Are there things we can never do again?

It really depends on your surgery...I had repairs done for rectocele and cystocele...I am on a lifetime weightlift limit of 20 lbs...but because I had my repairs done twice, (the first time, no restrictions and that led me to second time I believe)...I tell myself 10-15 is sad I cannot pick up my 6yr old DS, but I just make him sit up on my lap when I want to squish him all up....I carry grocery bags, vacuum, but will not lift or move anything heavy anymore...I used to be a powerhouse and very strong, but do not ever want to have to face the repair surgery again.....I would love to try bowling again, I was very good, but my ball is 14lbs and I may give it a few years to try it again....I cannot bowl with anything lighter, does not give me the same effect or high average..LOL............anyway, sum it up...I think unless you are having a prolapse problem or have had repairs, I don't think you will need a lifetime restriction as far as weight
Unread 12-30-2007, 10:15 PM
Are there things we can never do again?

How much weight??? Well, I was told after my c-section that the muscles and tissues are weaker and that's why you need to be careful. You have a higher probability of hernia than others, but it is not a sure thing. So, I suppose this would be the same concerns if you've had a TAH.
Unread 12-30-2007, 10:19 PM
Are there things we can never do again?

BS on the restrictions. You can't get pregnant. That's the only one.

I lift 100lbs in squatting. I leg press over 300lbs. No restrictions. Total BS.

I do sit ups as before maybe even better. It's been almost 4 months.

I laugh...restrictions.
Unread 12-31-2007, 08:49 AM
Are there things we can never do again?

I have been given a lifetime lifting limit of twenty pounds due to the thin composition of my abdominal tissue. My family struggles with hernia issues for the same reason. The hope is that the scar tissue that is forming will be enough to keep everything in "place"! Each woman's surgeon understands their patients situation better than anyone else. If you've had a hysterectomy due to prolapse, Restrictions maybe a consideration. A hyst. for other reasons may not hold the same outcome!
Unread 12-31-2007, 11:11 AM
Are there things we can never do again?

I am curious how you knew you had a prolapse problem
Unread 12-31-2007, 12:33 PM
Are there things we can never do again?

Problems were detected during my annual exam in September. For several months before that I had been having severe hip and pubic pain. The midwife found a large rectocle as well as cyctocele present. My surgeon also discovered that I had a paravaginal defect and that my uterus was about 3cm from falling out! She said that the rectocele was actually holding my cervix up as high as it was, but that my tipped uterus probably caused the rectocele. The hyst. revealed that my uteus was 3x the normal size and probably caused by adenomyosis. I have had no hip pain at all since my sugery. So, I had suspected that something was not right, but did not know what the problem was until 3 examinations had been completed. After my diagnosis, I was quite aware of the large rectal herniation into my vagina.

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