I sent this info to another person who wondered about my restrictions and I thought why not send it here, maybe you some of guys can help me here.
I had both front and backside Pelvic organ prolapse after my third child birth. This very common with women but nobody talks about it because they are ashamed, I didn't know what it was and never even heard of it until I got it with the hard birth of my last child.
I had surgery to hold up the front and back of my "lady parts" to basicly put them back in place and now that I have had this surgery I am told I can not have any impact what so ever no lifting, no sprinting. No impact, no straining.
I long to sprint and lift heavy things, to be truly Paleo and have an strong awesome paleo body but I am told I cant by evey medical page I read or doctor I see.
I have cried about this to my husband so many times, I feel like a 90 year old lady and I am only 35. I wish it could be different but the fear to have this come back is also overwhelming.
I cant even lift my children.
This problem is really big for women but women are to afraid to talk about it.
Hack my prolapse please, do any of you have this or know about it and can I workout paleo style or with it come back if I do?
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on January 03, 2012
at 12:08 AM
I agree it's embarassing, painful and very demoralising, but I can confirm that great improvements in symptoms are possible - I have reversed symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse by following Christine Kent's advice on posture and exercise:
(Losing a lot of visceral fat has also helped).
Christine has found that surgery often does more harm than good, as (in a nutshell) (1) the surgeons don't put the organs in the correct positions and (2) the surgery prevents the natural healing process. I understand however that Christine's suggestions work just as well whether or not you have had surgery - she herself had surgery in the past. Lots of people posting on her forum have overcome the problem and are able to lift their children etc.
I hope this might help you - best of luck.
on January 02, 2012
at 08:47 PM
You'd be surprised what's possible, given enough time and proper technique. I was told that I wouldn't be able to walk, much less run and climb -- and now I'm doing all of those, though slowly and carefully. Start slowly. I started out in the pool, and then gradually tried different things. I also paid out of my own pocket for a physical therapist, who would know how to push me to do a bit more without compromising my health. I was very aware of excessive discomfort, and paced myself, opting for doing a "little something" every day, and trusting that gradually, I'd be able to do more and more.
You might also consider alternatives to "sprinting" -- I "sprint" in the pool -- laps at as quick a pace as I can manage (until I'm a little breathless) and "pool running" are possible for me, even though I can't run on pavement -- those, or an aqua-aerobics class -- might be an option for you that will get you to the point where you're stronger. "Pool weights" might give you the ability to "lift heavy things" without compromising your body, as well -- they use active resistance rather than weightlifting to strengthen muscles and were a real boon to me during my own 'restoration' period.
on January 02, 2012
at 07:46 PM
I suspect that you will be able to exercise once you understand your body mechanics. Unfortunately, most docs don't.
You may find this article helpful: https://misskalypso.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/incontinenceprolapsepelvicfloorhealth/