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badbaggirl
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   Posted 8/26/2007 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I've read a lot of the posts that talk about the changes in out stomachs after their ostomies. I am small, (4'11 88 lbs) but like some of you have a poochy tummy that never was there before surgery. I used to be a scrunch junkie and did 'em everyday but my ET nurse said they were a no no because a hernia is more likely to develop. Interesting to know what every one else's take is on this one and is there a safe exercise for the tummy? It's rough enough having this big bag bulge but don't like my fabby tummy!
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


flchurchlady
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   Posted 8/26/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been doing ab exercises on the Bean for a couple of months and have gotten good results with no problems.

badbaggirl
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   Posted 8/26/2007 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
The BEAN? Do tell....
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


Crohned
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   Posted 8/26/2007 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
What the heck is a bean?

I started out nice and easy, just stretching out on an exercise ball then gradually working my way up to sit ups, also using the ball. I can relate to your belly concerns. Not only do we now have this crap bag, but laproscopic scars, and my belly button is disappearing! No one mentioned that would happen!!!! Back to the sit-ups. I believe that we have to work on our abs to create muscle that will prevent hernias from forming. The muscle wall is what keeps that from happening.

P.S. ---thanks for the advice a while back about the hydrogen peroxide, it's elimintated the odor just as you said it would.

six pack..... and a baggie of ????? : )
Diagnosed Crohn's/Colitis 2003.  
Subtotal Colectomy w/ Ileostomy May 16, 2007.
I'm off the meds!!  
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 8/27/2007 5:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Check it out at bean.com

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/27/2007 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
i was doing this things that are kind of hard to explain, but they help your tummy without using your tummy exlcuisively so it might not be as bad. What you do is stand up with your feet together, then bring one knee up in front of you and twist yourself until the knee that is up is to the other side of your body. LIke, if it's your right knee, twist until it's in front of your left side, i know that sounds really confusing, but it helps your legs and your tummy, it just takes longer for your tummy than crunches.

justjenjen
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   Posted 8/28/2007 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm surprised your e.t. nurse would say such a thing. All the doctors I've had over the years say--go for it. I even specifically asked, after having my temp. ostomy put in, if I could do Abs of Steel and my surgeon said sure.

jacksns4
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   Posted 8/28/2007 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Badbaggirl,
I used to do all the machines at Bally's and had a good abdomen. I was down to 89 pounds when real sick for a year with UC. But after the operation I got so depressed over my big belly, I ate my way up to 160! And now I do have a huge bulge at 4' 10"....I am more depressed over it now.

I am training to walk a 1/2 Marathon in January to get my cardio in, but I know the biggest exercise is not eating the wrong foods! sad To much making up for not getting to eat much & so so sick.

Don't worry so much about the bulge or it can get bigger? I guess I'm worried I'll loose it all and still look fat? Depressing... Have to loose to do the J-pouch!!! Laura Beth


badbaggirl said...
I've read a lot of the posts that talk about the changes in out stomachs after their ostomies. I am small, (4'11 88 lbs) but like some of you have a poochy tummy that never was there before surgery. I used to be a scrunch junkie and did 'em everyday but my ET nurse said they were a no no because a hernia is more likely to develop. Interesting to know what every one else's take is on this one and is there a safe exercise for the tummy? It's rough enough having this big bag bulge but don't like my fabby tummy!

Ileostomy April 26,2006
Ulcerative Colitus since 2001
Want to get J-Pouch eventually!

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