While playing the waiting game to hear how they are going to treat my issues, is it OK to exercise? I'm not a normally active (exercise wise) person. I don't want to do anything that would cause cysts to burst or twist. What do you think?
What type of exercise did you have in mind? Before my surgery (for a 10 cm cyst) I did exercise but easy things like the treadmill and upper body weights. I was a bit more careful at work when lifting and bending. Avoided lifting and twisting as much as possible. It's not good for the back any way. I didn't do yoga during that time. Too much squishing and twisting to be comfortable.
Hi, I noticed that my usual exercise routine had to be toned down when I had the cyst. I normally ran a bit and walked fast on my treadmill. Towards the end, about a month before my surgery, I couldn't do much b/c it hurt. I'd say just do what you can and REALLY listen to your body. If it hurts, stop or slow down. Not sure what exercise you do but you'll know when it's too much.
Not to brag ... but ...I work out almost daily. I run 3 miles a day 4-5 days a week and lift weights. Last week we got a Bowflex. I eat healthy, lots of fiber, low fat, and fruits and vegies. I know I will have to slow down when I have the surgery but at least I will look good in Hawaii 2 weeks before surgery:)
I highly recommend exercise. It is never too late to start. Walking is a great start...Just do it! (Nike my favorite brand)
I do exercise but I can't say I enjoy it. If you want to start some program I would highly recommend you do it with a friend. It helps the time go back more quickly and you're more likely to commit to it. We did invest in a recumbant bike for home. It's easy enough to sit there, leaning back a bit and reading a book while I pedal. Or set it up in front of the TV and watch a show. I do enjoy my bike.
I'm very much like you - I don't really excersice at all. But with this latest "incident" ~ I'm going to start treating myself better. Excercise will be part of that. So, I'll be joining you both in the "gotta have to do it but really don't want to plan" - LOL
I am not the exerciser....at all I hate it and everything about it..but just recently I joined Jenny Craig to try and lose some weight...i also had my husband by me a stationary bike but I get so short winded very easy...in 7 weeks I am down 22 lbs but have to lose some more..it is a very strict program..but since I have been eating better I feel a little better ...i think the hysterectomy screwed up my body big time! I was doind 2 miles a few times a week and started slowind down a little I will try and get back on that bike...I want to feel good and learn to try and put myself first since I too always put others ahead of me...too bad we all dont live near each other and do a weekly walk thats what they do in my mall....LOL!!!! Love, Gia :)
Walking thats what I do for me I have no choice because I dont drive.
what I do when I walk around in one of the Shopping Centers I go to because they have 5 levels I pace myself I really gets my heart pumping.
Swimming is another good one you dont have to swim but even just walking the length of the pool is just as good.
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