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summerstorm
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   Posted 8/2/2008 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
anybody know if we can have lipo on our tummys?

nene205
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   Posted 8/2/2008 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
summerstorm,
That sounds painful! I read on another forum that lipo wasn't a good idea. I would like my tummy to get flatter, too. A belt helps a tad. Then there are big shirts. I wonder if we can to tummy exercises with ilio's ?

awesomeame
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   Posted 8/3/2008 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
i figure i'm not going to be showing off my abs ever again, or walking around shirtless, so no need to worry about what the tummy looks.

i don't want to sound preachy or holier-than-thou, but i will anyways :)--unless you change your lifestyle-eating habits, exercise, any fat you lose through lipo will come back anyways. these guys http://www.realage.com/default.aspx make a great series of books, "you, the owner's manual," and "you, on a diet" which is a great start for information on how your body works-food processing, chemical balances etc. it's geared for middle age-elderly ppl, although at 25 when i read them i also found them very beneficial. i think they should be mandatory reading for everyone dieting or wanting to lose weight....now i know what effects what, what to stay away from & when, that sort of thing. not saying you shouldn't have lipo, but it would be prudent to change your lifestyle >prior< to having the lipo instead of having the lipo, then gaining weight back. you won't be able to change your lifestyle overnight.

i'll get off my soapbox now

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


summerstorm
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   Posted 8/3/2008 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
well the diet and exercise thing isnt a probleml, i do all that right, lol. Well close to right anyway. Since i had surgery though, my stomach will not go back in like it's supposed to, no matter what, when i lose weight it doesn't go from the bottom of my stomach. It's like it is just pooched out, like i am pregnant.

bookworm21
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   Posted 8/4/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had a pooch tummy since I was a kid! I'm skinny and have trouble gaining weight, but w/e I eat seems to go right to my pooch tummy. Ab exercises have helped in the past. Is that something I'd be able to do after surgery?
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (3rd infusion 07/08), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day
*exploring the option of surgery
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 8/4/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
i do them now, i use the machine at the gym, and i do situps but they arent' going anything with the pooch stomach.

justjenjen
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   Posted 8/4/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never asked about it but I doubt a doc would want to deal with the hassle of an ostomy. Plus, have you seen how they do it? Granted, I'm not a doc. but I think it would be entirely TOO EASY for them to bonk the heck--if not tear--our intestines!

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/4/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah i have seen them do it, i am a nip tuck fan, lol. But i dont' see why our intestines getting bumped would be any diff than anyone elses, and since we have less, that might be easier.
You may be right about a dr not wanting to deal with the ostomy though.
I can always go for a consult though.

peggy113
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   Posted 8/5/2008 3:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Summer, please re-think this option. I know we all get a little discouraged with our looks, but just remember how well you feel now compared to Pre-Ostomy. And then to take an unnecessary chance of having to go thru repairing an intestinal problem or causing damage to a perfectly fine digestive tract. Please re-think this - that's all I ask.... k? You really do look just fine. Remember, we have seen pictures of you!!!!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 8/5/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
well i probaby wasn't really going to do it peggy, lol. costs too much! i was really just curious if it was possible. I know even if i went for a consult they would tell me a huge price and i would have to leave anyway!

awesomeame
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   Posted 8/5/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
you should ask and get back to us....at least put some of this guessing on intestinal probs to bed.

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


flchurchlady
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   Posted 8/8/2008 3:55 AM (GMT -6)   

Summer, if you lay on your back and do bicycle crunches or leg lifts, it will work your lower stomach and flatten it.

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