is it possible to break your wrap through exercise

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ldrunner
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   Posted 1/21/2014 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm 6 1/2 weeks post op (I love that phrase) and am walking long distances, swimming short distances and am starting to think about going back to the gym for some light resistance work.
 
My question is, has anyone (however anecdotal the story) ever broke their wrap or re-induced a hiatus hernia from exercise?
 
The reason I ask is I do the crazy bodyweight / gymnastic exercises and the load on your core in considerable - way, way more than weightlifting. Before my op a heavy session would bring on very strong reflux.
 
I'm going to start VERY slowly, but I'd like to know where I stand long term.
 
Any advice sincerely appreciated.
 
LD

Post Edited (ldrunner) : 1/21/2014 2:17:30 PM (GMT-7)


opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/23/2014 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
LD-

I would wait another 2 weeks or so before starting again. Then be careful and go very slow. remember it takes 6 months for about 80% of the healing to take place and another 6 months for the rest. (muscles)

To actually answer your question though, yes you can damage the repair if you go to fast before it's had sufficient time to heal. If you look at it as starting from scratch and slowly building up you should be fine, but listen to your body very closely. It will let you know if you are over doing it.

Take care,
Bill
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ldrunner
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   Posted 1/23/2014 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Great, thanks for the advice. I should be ok with swimming shouldn't I? Nothing major, just a few lengths.
 
I'm dying to work out. I went into that surgery with arms like Mike Tyson... 3 weeks of starvation later my muscles had a stringy "old" look.
 
Cheers,
 
LD

Post Edited (ldrunner) : 1/23/2014 2:07:07 PM (GMT-7)


opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/23/2014 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
LD-

Swimming should be a great way to start off. I sure know about the atrophy from not eating. It took me 2 years to get my legs back after my esophagus tear.

Take care,
Bill
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Elle Jay
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   Posted 1/24/2014 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I went back to the gym at 7 weeks and tried to run...

That first week, I was at the gym 5 out of 7 days and stuck to the treadmill (SLOWLY running about 1 mile) and elliptical (about 2-3 miles) per day. No weights. No core.

After just that, I was in so much pain, I took a week off. I went back again this week (every other day) jogging about 1/2 mile at a time mixed with walking. I have a brace for my abdomen area that I was given after surgery which has been the only thing helping me get through any amount of running. I would highly suggest getting one if you don't already.

Its still painful but its no worse than trying to run with constant reflux like I was prior to surgery.

Good luck!
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