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 T J
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I'm curious to know if any one was given a weight lifting limit as you go about daily life?

I was told no lifting over 35 lbs. forever I guess. I try to use common sense, but I don't carry a scale around. 


   
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Hi TJ, Was told to careful not to cause a hernia, lots of ostomates do weight training and in my own work lifting is unavoidable. The best advice is common sense if it’s too heavy leave it and for working out use a belt. Plus it’s how we lift as much as the weight.

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


   
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VeganOstomy
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Posted by: @t-j

I'm curious to know if any one was given a weight lifting limit as you go about daily life?

I was told no lifting over 35 lbs. forever I guess. I try to use common sense, but I don't carry a scale around. 

Sounds about right. This is quite important in the year following surgery, but also as you age or if you aren't physically fit.

In my case, I do lift over 35lb on a regular basis, but very carefully. The two times I wasn't being mindful and lifting far more than 35lbs, I ended up with a prolapsed stoma, which is alarming and not at all fun.

There is a very real risk of developing a hernia, but if your core is strong, and you are using good form while lifting, the risk is minimized.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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 T J
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I ended up with a prolapsed stoma, which is alarming and not at all fun.


Eric did you have to have a revision for the prolapse?

I had a revision early on and that didn't last either. The doctor seem to feel it was from all the surgeries.  I  have been living with about a 4" prolapse for many years now and all is will I guess. 

I understand there is a risk to every procedure.


   
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Robert
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Good Morning TJ 

I kinda blew it shortly after surgery . Couldn't stand sitting around anymore didn't do anything major just pulled on the garden hose and twisted at the same time and felt something kinda pull by my Stoma.  Had a bump around there ever since . But now 8 years later I like others say just do it carefully and don't get crazy . Guess I'm getting older I occasionally lift something up to 70 lbs but 70 lbs is alot heavier than it was 10 years ago .

Proctectomy , Ileostomy , Ulcerative Colitis


   
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Posted by: @t-j

Eric did you have to have a revision for the prolapse?

No, after laying down on my back, the stoma returned to normal very quickly.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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Chelly
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I would listen to what they told you. I dont remember being told anything really. Acquired 2 parastomal hernias and an umbilical herna. Had mesh surgery and not allowed to lift over 25 lbs. Now. 

Yea so be thankful you were told. Listen to them because some serious things can  happen with hernias and being we have stomas , we are very suseptible. 


   
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