Exercise after op

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Can anyone tell me is a cross trainer safe to use as I always had a abs chair and I know I'm not allowed to use that anymore thanks Chrissy

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    Hi Chrissy,

          I has a hysterectomy and anterior repair back in 2012, I returned to work about 7 of 8 months post op, was swimming regularly and although desperate to get back to the gym I had been told not to do anything where my two feet were of the ground I ha did been attending physiotherapist who was specialised in pelvic floor conditions and she said hill walking was good too. 

                       As for the gym not to do anything that causes down pressure on pelvic floor, I am allowed to walk uphill on tredmill but no running.

              She spent months helping me to strengthen up my pelvic floor and said I could try the cross trainer but I found that after a while I felt that my pelvic floor was starting to sag a bit so had to stop, think it was the leg stretch that wasn't good similiar to swimming have to be careful that the legs are not stretched too far apart.

                 Good luck  x

            

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    i was told to consult the dr b4 taking on any exercise ,  im afraid to start using my exercise equipment so im waiting until i have my 4 monthly check up at the hospital in october
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    It really does depend on you and your own set of circumstances - def speak to your gyno. I've been put off exercise completely after reading some of these comments in the forum but also reassures in many ways too ... It's a great space to talk. However It's frightens the life out of me and made me regret the surgery and feel so unhappy because I've already put on so much weight as a result of not being able to have the life before my plapse . I shared these thoughts with my dr who said that 4 to 6 months post op I should be in the clear ... obvs to always be careful but that a lot depends on age / size of prolapse / intensity of use. .. So if you're careful on the cross trainer and not going crazy for 5 days straight then you might find you're safe! ... all I mean is that no matter what people tell u about their experience, yours will be different. Use the cross trainer if your doctor says it's ok and listen to your body x

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      Thank you for the advice I'm also regretting it as also put loads of weight on just hope it still comes off now back to work I clean houses so obv that's a lot of exercise in itself I think I will wait to see consultant as I thought it dropped as could feel it low Dr reassured me but to be honest I'll wait for my defenate answer from consultant as I most defently don't want to go through this again I found food shopping very hard so I won't do that at the moment Chrissy xx

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    I know right?! I'm on my own a lot with my toddler so food shopping online from now on... I've also jusy got a please give me a seat badge for the train journey into work that'll I will wear until the end of the year ... as i have a long commute.

    Dr said I've done the right thing repairing it now at age 34... but I'm not convinced tbh. Oh well. What's done is done. I'll do my best to get it to hold but i can't live my life feeling so restricted. 6 months from now I'm going to do whatever I want to do and hope for the best! I know that seems ignorant but I'm so fed up! I also know there's worse things in life. But atm this is how I feel !

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      That's good u got a badge I walk to my jobs but Dr says walking is good but I will be double checking with gynie coz u can add 1 to 2 hours walking then my cleaning jobs at the mo im on less than full time but obv I need full time so I'll build it up gradually I'm 48 this year and Dr said if I need to carry Hoover upstairs to do my pelvic floor while lifting it but sometimes it's very easy to forget I used to do office cleaning to but had to give that up changes your life completely xxx

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    I've got a one walk each way to the train at too (so I'll def need a seat on the train by then lol!) Here's hoping people will oblige. I don't always use it. But just for the time being. You're still v.young for the op too ... I'm doing my pelvic floor regularly I think but i find it starts to ache afterwards... maybe the same as delayed onset muscle pain after working it out to much *face palm* oh it's rubbish isn't it!

    My worse thing atm is not only my toddler but the fact I can't Hoover or bend down easily ... but im.only 3 weeks post op x let us know how u get on!!!

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    One hour walk*
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      I know it will get better I'm sure I also ache after sometimes I'm now waiting for gynie appointment but physio said it can take up to 6 months coz they are so busy so it's a waiting game so as soon as I seen him I'll let u know good luck to you to xxxx

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    I would only do swimming and walking first 6 mths.. After that is be very careful not to do anything that puts downward pressure.. You could prolapse if You continue to do gym work that strains the core. The tissues that have been repaired are very weak and will take a long time to strengthen. The most important o f all is doing your pelvic floor exercises every day. These will help prevent any other prolapse. I'm not sure if you have started these exercises but they are more important at this stage than gym etc.x

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