I had issues w/my hip alignment for years before my surgery -- had a few nasty bouts of sciatica and many times w/muscle spasms. What ultimately helped the most was yoga, as I gradually replaced PT exercises w/yoga poses.... I also worked 1 on 1 with teacher to get more aware of my posture, so I make minor adjustments throughout the day.... I think my alignment is still off -- it's an old thing w/me, kind of structural, but it doesn't give me problems in the same way anymore.
Before reading Blueheron and Ironmum's posts, however, it hadn't occurred to me that the ostomy surgery could have affected alignment and strength that way. I am still having some issues w/weakness in my legs from my months of bed rest.... wondering if maybe I should go to PT to get tested and get a new program .... glad you brought that up.
Actually, I mentioned the leg issue to my plastic surgeon when I last saw him and he said, "Aren't they giving you PT?" Um, who exactly is "they"? He is the one who ordered the bed rest and was in charge of my care.....
49 years old, female. Sick for way too long with Crohn's (or possibly UC) Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in Feb 2011. Surgery for lingering perineal wound on Sept 26. Other than the wound, been feeling healthier than I have in years.