Ileostomy and exercise (weights)

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Firthy
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   Posted 8/6/2008 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Is there any precautions to take when doing weights or any form of exercising with an ileostomy?

I know and i do drink plenty of water, just wondering is there any danger with scar tissue etc

Many thanks

sfgiantsjo
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   Posted 8/6/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc just said to take it easy with abdominal stuff until you could judge your limits. (And remember that MANY exercises use abs, not just crunches and such.)

I took it slow in the beginning, but was up to about 500 crunches a day before my 2nd surgery. I used lighter weights, when I used weights, though. I just did more reps. Worked great for toning!
If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is surely not meant for you.
 
Jo - UC, total colectomy and ileostomy on August 24, 2008.


Firthy
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   Posted 8/7/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Jo.. Great Help =D
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