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February 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm #563
Hi Tasha its been about 6 weeks since my last question to you..I told you that I stopped the advanced program I still do a few of the exercises in it but its a couple times a week, I have continued doing my kegels and your hab-it dvd and its been about 4 1/2 weeks since I have felt any of my symptoms… I’m five months from the start of my symptoms and this is the best right now.. I have been reading through the different questions from women and I just want to tell them to Stick with the program…it works! I never thought I would be symptom free as long as this and I have the reassurance that if I start feeling iffy, its only a matter of truly readjusting my posture and all of it subsides in a matter of minutes! Thanks again TashaFebruary 1, 2012 at 7:53 pm #564
YES Debra!!! You have found it…that confidence or as you put it, the reassurance that you can make the minor adjustments that will keep you on the right path. Thank you for sharing!
-TashaApril 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm #643
Hi tasha its been about 2 months since my last post a little discouraged was feeling great until last wednesday tried a new workout tape it was quick moving i have been feeling my symptoms everday since then. I know ive experienced setbacks before but it really gets me down. When i feel like this i feel like ill never feel good again oh just a quick question with pelvic dysfunction is it common to feel like my ligaments are pulling by my pelvis plus a cold achy feeling down in the pelvic area? Ill wait for your reply Thanks as always. DebApril 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm #649
The best advice that I can give you is TRUST! You have come so far, but you still have moments where you doubt your body. The truth is that often when you challenge your body with something new, you may feel your symptoms re-emerge. This can be due to a heavier breathing pattern and your pelvic floor needs to strengthen to this new level. It may be due to small breath holds that occur through a new acitivity. It may also be due to too much flexion in your routine or your time of month or so many other factors.
As for the symptoms you describe…a heavy, achey feeling is often described around ovulation or at the start of menstruation.
-TashaApril 5, 2012 at 6:01 am #653
Thanks tasha, so you think I should add new routines but just continue strengthening my pelvic floor and it will adjust to a new level? I get worried to return to the feeling I had 8 months ago when this surfaced. I thought I was doing so much better, its just strange how the symptoms can resurface so quickly. I was under the impression that once the pelvic basket is strengthened it stays that way as long as you continue to do kegels and the hab it DVD. Thanks for your time and patience as usual… DebApril 9, 2012 at 6:42 am #657
Definitely, new activities may increase your symptoms because your body needs to adapt to the new stress. A great example is in my blog entry “Still Seeing Progress Years Later”. The focus of my entry was about how I still experienced symptoms when I would shovel my driveway. Even though I was running regularly, no symptoms carrying my toddler and a car carrier, etc. The difference was my own bad habit of short breath holding when I would lift my heavy snow shovel to dump the snow. Once I recognized this, I corrected my breath hold with a controlled exhale and resultant TA tightening with each shovel lift and I was symptom free.
So long story short, it may be recognizing a postural problem or bad habit such as breath holding….OR it may be that you have introduced new moves or new activities that your pelvic floor needs time to adapt to.
Let us know how your progress.
TashaApril 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm #659
Thanks for replying and I will read the blog that you wrote… went to my gyno today and he said that my prolapse is very slight almost normal he said to keep up the good work…I was a little baffled since I am having some rectal pressure symptoms off and on today, but I guess I should just be happy with that. He said he does not recommend surgery, different then what he said in July so things must really be getting stronger thanks to your help and my hard work..Just thought I would share that with you. Just another note it seems like my symptoms act up after several weeks to a couple months but only to 3-10 days and then feels pretty good then…I have not gotten bad again like when first it first came on….I read all these posts from women and they just had babies I haven’t had a baby in 11 years I think it was me working out my abdominals in the wrong way, building up my upper abs too much through tons of crunches that I was so hard in that upper region that I created my problem, sound logical? I only do the exercises you suggest now for my abs… Its only been 8 months since discovery and only 7 months since I started doing the two-step kegels and hab-it DVD. I’m more determined then ever to keep working my TA and multifidi muscles… One more question you mentioned I may be doing too much flexion in my routine not too sure what that means or includes can you please give me an example….Thanks, DebApril 10, 2012 at 7:53 am #662
Great news from your check up, but we want your symptoms to follow along with that good diagnosis. You are right on track with your thoughts about an over active RA can work against what you are trying to achieve rehabbing your pelvic floor. Your question on giving more info and more examples of TA work that will quiet your RA is a great one, however, my answer will be extensive enough, I would love to put it in a blog entry. :Look for a blog entry on quieting your RA this week!
-TashaApril 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm #703
I have finally posted a blog on “Quieting your RA”. Read through it and let me know if you have further questions on your training.
-TashaMay 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm #722
Help…A few days ago, I noticed while doing jumping jacks that something wasn’t right. I went to my Dr and he said it’s nothing to be urgent about, do your kegels, we’ll check you again in a few months and if kegels aren’t working, there’s always surgery to correct this problem (uterine or bladder prolapse?).. Anyway, after reading here, surgery is not an option. I can feel the bulge some of the time and that is bothersome. I’m getting ready to go on vacation (talk about bad timing!), and need to know if I should limit any activity (hiking, walking, hot tub, intercourse…). I’ll start the DVD as soon as I get back. Thanks!May 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm #725
Don’t limit anything. Have a blast on your vacation. There is nothing you are going to do over the next week that will negatively affect your prolapse long term. However, when you get back, get ready to establish a consistent routine and committment to posture!
-TashaMay 28, 2012 at 8:40 pm #758
Thanks for your reply Tasha! I just wanted to let you know that our vacation was awesome and I didn’t have to limit any activity. It wasn’t easy to sit on my “tripod” while on a plane for 12+ hours, but I did my best and was very aware of my posture at all times. We took moderately strenuous hikes and I came back better than when I left. I’m anxious to start exercising with the videos. Thanks so much for the encouragement and all you are teaching us women!!May 29, 2012 at 9:51 pm #763
Thanks for letting us all know Steph. The positives are good for women to hear. Keep everyone updated on your progress now that you have time to focus!