GUESS WHAT I DID!?!

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RobinByrd
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   Posted 3/9/2010 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I RAN 20 minutes on my TREADMILL!!!!!!!!!  smilewinkgrin  
 
Okay okay okay...I know it isn't much for many of you, but for me it is such an amazing accomplishment!  I am finally getting my body back!  Before surgery and during the steroid days I used to wish and dream about getting my face back...I could have cared less about my body, I just really missed my face.  Well, I got that back a couple months after surgery and about a year after that I am finally working out and getting my bootie back in shape!
 
Chassity turned me on to the Couch 2 5K in 9 weeks program and I am loving it!  Granted I am so taking my time getting through each week, but today I made it to the end of week 5!  After Chassity got hurt working out I really have made an effort to be careful b/c I didn't want to do the same thing...so my new Bender ball has been used to bonk my kiddo on his bootie and to spook our cats, no crunches yet.  eyes  
 
But oh my GOODNESS I feel so so so good!  Who says disease can get you down!?!  When I had UC never did I think I would be running on a treadmill...and over a mile at that!  Holy Hell!!!!  I know this all probably sounds super silly, but it just feels really good, you know?  And this really is one of those moments where no one but you guys could fully understand, so I almost immediately hopped on here to tell you. 
 
So, thanks again you guys for being here...YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!  yeah
 
smurf 
: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


Trigirl
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   Posted 3/10/2010 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I think you are amazing. I'm still on taking breaks at intervals. But it does feel powerful to have some control over the body again. It's great that you are going for it!!

wish I was there to pat you on the back and tell you everyday you are doing something important for you and your family with your example and self discipline.

Keep up the good work!!

Now a question for you-- does you pouch bounce around or do you tape it down or what? My stoma gets injured around edge of area where i think the flange is rubbing on the stoma? Bleeds more these days.
Those things we keep trying to do get easier not because the feat gets easier but our ability to "do" gets better.
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
6 Grown kids, grandkids and a great husband to keep me busy


RobinByrd
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   Posted 3/10/2010 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   

My accessory doesn't move at all.  And I don't think it ever makes Penelope bleed...are you getting a proper fit?

To keep my accessory secure 1) I use a one-piece Hollister 88300 new image LOVE IT!  2) I wear work out pants that are a smooth tighter fit around my tummy and 3) the bottom part of my accessory (the spout part) I keep tucked into my panties.  I also normally turn my accessory a little to the left so it aims more to my center than straight down. yeah

smurf
: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


Allison77
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   Posted 3/10/2010 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Robin, your my new hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can'r run 3 steps let alone an entire mile!!! Keep it up!!!

-Allie
www.oscartheostomy.blogspot.com
-Allison
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/11/2010 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
That's GREAT...it is just so liberating to be able run:) I do the same thing with my ostomy pouch so it doesn't bother me!

I couldn't run for the first year post-op tho...that just sux'd:(

Trigirl~are you cutting your opening? It sounds like it is too close...it shouldn't cut into it.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


andorable
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 981
   Posted 3/11/2010 5:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Good for you Robin :-) Wish I could get back to doing some sports. I miss it so much but perhaps one day soon I will be able too. So happy for you! Keep up the good work

RobinByrd
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 3/11/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys!  I tried lifting weights and jogging about 4-5 months after my surgery, and that was down right silly.  nono  My tummy hurt so flippin' bad!  I definitely have been taking my time and building my endurance a little at a time.  When I first started this program I dreaded the 60 second run/walk intervals b/c they were so hard, and then I went up to 3 minutes...which was equally as difficult...but now I'm pulling off a minimum of 5 minutes and will soon make my minimum 8 minutes, then 10, then 20...etc.  smilewinkgrin   And though I haven't lost much actual weight on the scale I have noticed a change in the way my clothes fit, which is awesome!
 
But thanks again you guys!  I knew you'd understand how exciting it is to achieve little things like this...
 
now have we all be-friended one another on facebook!?! 
 
smurf 
: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown

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