New/old routines and aging/changing women's bodies
Thursday, January 03, 2019
Like ONEKIDSMOM, I've had some issues in the nether regions for a while and I saw a specialist. Thanks to OKM, I had some advance notice of what to say, ask and expect as results. It helps to share so here goes.
My "bottom line" (pun intended) is, I can't ignore that I'm getting old(er).
Two kids, multiple surgeries for cervical cancer, surgical menopause, obesity, heavy lifting and gravity have all worked against me. I have a moderate bladder prolapse, overactive bladder and my interior girl parts need estrogen.
The good news is she is hopeful estrogen may help the whole symptom thing. Following some of OKMs' routine I'm trying to "hold it" longer as the bladder triggers the brain and vice versa, For example hearing running water or seeing a toilet sign!
When I described my exercise routines such as crunches on the stability ball, I was given the NO, don't do that and YES to planks. Do Keigels til the day I die. She doesn't want me straining in certain ways. No HEAVY lifting as in picking those 40 pound bags of salt or people even like my 8 yr old grandson.
Boy this getting older yet fit thing is getting difficult!