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Mar 20, 2017 03:50AM
Morning, Monday once again. Gray and dull here. Spent the weekend in London finishing up a Pilates course and passed with flying colors. Must turn attention to BB #76, choreography and technique, including level 1 layering of coaching. Release date is April Fools and I don't want to come across as a fool.
Falconer asked:< I've noticed some of you have had DIEP recon. How did you feel when you returned to exercise> I did not have delayed diep, mine was immediate and could return to the gym, limited at first, about 6 - 8 weeks post surgery. I had a frozen left shoulder a resultant collateral damage, and could not do too much in group exercise classes like step with a clap overhead nor lift anything. Lower body, using legs only was ok, as long as the workout pants were soft and no elastic pressure against the 21 inch hip-to-hip healing incisional scar. There are women who can run 5 miles (what seems like) days after diep, yet I've fallen within normal limits of healing - slow with forward momentum, no recovery set back other than frozen shoulder that resolved with physio and one cortisone injection. Took me 9 months to do a up dog. It was the mental and physical awkwardness to going back to the gym post surgery, wearing my same clothes yet being physically rearranged underneath (and painful range of motion limited), to found with another instructor, Pink Ribbon Pilates in our Kent hinterlands, what was (at that time) a waste land of bc cancer aftercare - 65 miles out from London, with little or nothing locally for women recovering from bc. Not everyone is a joiner, yet programs devised for bc or general cancer exercise are worth the time (on many levels) to attend. If there is something like that near enough to you, go for it. When I've expressed this in the past on BCO exercise threads, some women, think they are too fit to attend a class like that - fair enough, maybe they are, but the support and inside information is so valuable as well. Ok, off my soapbox. I've blabbed enough..Have a good Monday everyone!
Pink Ribbon pilates in the morning, Blockfit this afternoon and Body Balance/Flow tonight.
Nothing is ever the same as they said it was. It's what I've never seen before that I recognise. - Diane Arbus
4/13/2012, DCIS/IDC, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
6/12/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap, Nipple reconstruction