I just got back from my daughter's friend's birthday party. They rented out a gymnastics gym and the kids (and adults) had the run of the place. It was so much fun.
I used to be a gymnast (like, 15 or so yrs ago), so my body USED to be conditioned to do things like flips and flops and twists and the like.(way b4 i got sick)
I'm such a nerd, but when i learned of the party, i started doing some stretching, because i knew i'd try some things i used to be able to do and i didn't want to kill myself.
My husband (who's never seen me do anything like that) kept warning me, 'Don't do too much' 'You'll hurt yourself.' 'You don't want to end up in the hospital again.' 'It'll traumatize the kids if they see you break your neck.' nag nag nag nag.
I'm so happy to say, that i could still do a lot of the things i could do years ago!...maybe not as gracefully.....and i certainly wouldn't win any awards lol. but I had so much fun! I couldn't even feel my pouch and i tumbled a lot.
And I sweated up a storm (not a summerstorm
I was worried that i'd feel my abdomen stretching, or the pouch would flop out. or something. but nothing.
I feel so.....relieved.
I just wanted to share this story b/c i know sometimes you worry if things will ever get better. And can living with an ostomy can be a scary proposition. Will i be able to swim, run, sweat, tumble....YES! Be patient with your healing process.
Oy. this is turning into a pep talk.
I think i'll need the ibuprofen tomorrow.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."