Re: ply to Helen, Christine, Marilyn & ginny

From: Denise Olson (
Tue Oct 19 19:35:15 1999

QUESTION!!!! I was wondering if anyone has tried water aerobics? That may have the same effects as any other aerobic activity, I don't know. I too have exausted the sources of activities because of my adhesions. I was thinking about weight lifting or yoga? I know that these are not aerobic but could it hurt? Denise in Seattle >Merri Ellen:
>I too have had to curtail my exercise routines because of pain from
>adhesions. As pointed out in earlier post, most problems have come from
>high impact activities like tennis step classes etc. My pain at it's
>best feels like someone has wrapped a rubber band from my right mid
>abdomen around to my back. At it's worse it is the pulling, tearing,
>stabbibg pain. Good luck with getting your records. I hope it holds
>some answers for you. Ginny
>At Tue, 19 Oct 1999, Merri Ellen wrote:
>>Thank you for your email and forum responses! I have never heard the
>>word endo used in my past surgeries. My husband is on vacation this
>>week and we plan on visiting the hospital to attain my surgery records.
>>They will tell me more. My only memory of the adhesion surgeries was
>>that my repro. organs were wrapped with coadhesive type adh. Each
>>surgery I lost another part of an ovary or more extensive damage was
>>done to other organs. Each cycle seemed to increase the pain
>>dramatically. Finally...the hysterectomy option was proposed.
>>Currently...can anyone share the place that exercise plays with
>>adhesions? Due to being out of shape and over weight...I joined a health
>>club and began a very conservative work out program. Walking, machines,
>>swimming. It felt wonderful but then soon after, I found myself in this
>>adhesion flare up condition. I have hesitated to share my health club
>>activites because I don't want the doctors to poo-poo me off with a
>>"pulled muscle" dx. I certainly know the difference between muscle and
>>adhesion problems. Does anyone else need to curtail execise regime due
>>to adhesions? This time around I have an uncomfortable sensation in my
>>abdomen: I feel like my corset (muscles in my abdomen) is alternating
>>between tied and untied. Everything feels loose, wavy, unconnected.
>>Then it will tighten, producing a stabbing, strangle hold of intense
>>pain. Either I don't remember this from before or this is something
>>entirely different...please let me know if this is common. Thank you
>>for your help and support!
>Ginny King

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