Surgery soon - couple of questions!!

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chelebel
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   Posted 3/23/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there.   Surgery scheduled for 3rd April going to have an end ileostomy.  Just been to my last pilates class before surgery and hoping that I will get back to the class when I have recovered.  Does anyone else attend a pilates class since having an ileostomy?  I am a bit anxious about it.  Also silly question but can you eat later on in the evening without any problems?  Thanks everyone x
Panproctocolectomy scheduled for 3rd April.  Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis 18 years ago.


lentil
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   Posted 3/23/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that pilates and yoga are different, but I still do yoga and aerobics after I had my surgery (you'll want to wait until you get your surgeons okay). I honestly don't think you'll have any kind of issue continuing pilates after you have your surgery. :)

My biggest problem in life is eating late and I never have any issues other than maybe having to get up once during the night to empty my bag.

Good luck with your surgery chelebel!! :)

chelebel
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   Posted 3/24/2009 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks lentil x
Panproctocolectomy scheduled for 3rd April.  Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis 18 years ago.


lentil
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   Posted 3/24/2009 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
No problem! Make sure to let us know how your surgery goes! :)

NEsailor
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   Posted 3/25/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Not only do Pilates, I teach it! cool

Once you are healed (and NO pushing that) and your doctor clears you for it, no reason not to start it up. Be kind and gentle to your abs at first, they need to re-learn post surgically.

One of my master trainers (and they never knew about my condition since it's 20 years old, didn't see any reason to bring it up) had a client with an ileostomy. She made a few allowances for her. Me?? Since they didn't know, I did all the exercises, all the apparatus, including some I choose not to do now!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 3/25/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, Chelebel! :-) I've done yoga and pilates since I healed from surgery with no problems. Just start easy and build from there. Good luck with your surgery on the 3rd. Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have and look through the older posts. There's lots of good information there!
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


chelebel
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   Posted 3/27/2009 3:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh this is sooo good to hear. I had my last pilates class before surgery and felt quite emotional thinking it might be my last one ever! Mind you I am a bit emotional about everything at the moment!!! (I am especially worried about the night before surgery when my daughter and husband leave me in there - I've got the what if I don't see them again thoughts going through my head - is that normal?) Anyway gone off onto another subject now, sorry. Thanks again u guys x
Panproctocolectomy scheduled for 3rd April.  Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis 18 years ago.

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