Activity with an Ostomy
Get back to your favorite exercises with these helpful tips and ideas.
This podcast will cover all-things ostomy, from advice just following surgery, to tips and tricks.
Exercising after ostomy surgery is about patience and doing what feels right. It’s important to take your time and know your limits. When you begin exercising again, you may run into some challenges or limitations. Be patient and don’t give up. Before long, nothing will stand in your way.
You may have heard about a complication known as a ‘parastomal’ hernia, and it is a potential complication after ostomy surgery.
In the weeks, months, and even years following ostomy surgery, you may find that your recovery timeline may not move as fast as you had hoped. For some, getting back into the swing of things can move more quickly than for others. Everyone’s ostomy journey is unique.
Ready to get active? Not sure where to start?
The me+™ recovery series, provides information and support about the importance of movement and physical activity after ostomy surgery, and consists of a host of materials including: three phases of recovery handbooks with a progression of gentle movements and a complementary collection of videos.
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To her surprise, ostomy surgery was a blessing in disguise. Without the pain and constant trips to the bathroom, Stephanie returned to Disney World just five weeks after surgery. For the next two years, she danced in many roles, including her favorite – a waltzing ghost in the Haunted Mansion. “I always need something jazzy or absurd to do,” says Stephanie. “The costumes and the crazy routines filled a need in me to do anything elaborate and ridiculous.”
Founder of Ostomy United - United States
He eventually fought his way off the streets and into Eastern Michigan University where he was named