Goat Friends (frolicnaked) wrote in vaginapagina,
Goat Friends

Post-Lap & Exercise/Yoga?

Curious as to what other people's experiences are involving laparoscopy and resuming a regular exercise routine. (The last time I had a lap was about 10 years ago, and I was home from school and away from my regular exercise facilities then.) I had a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy late Wednesday afternoon, and I'm considering attending my regular vinyasa yoga class Friday evening.

My doctor told me I could start being very active again whenever I felt I was up to it, so I'm not worried about "damaging" myself, so to speak. I am a little concerned that there might be some disconnect between what I *think* I will be up for before I get there and what I'll *really* be up for once I'm doing it.

What I'm thinking of doing is this:
1) Taking a temporary Percocet break starting early tomorrow afternoon so that I'm safe to drive. (Because if I'm not functional for driving, I'm not going. Simple as that.) Probably replacing it with regular acetaminophen and continuing the ibuprofen. (So instead of hydrocodone + acetaminophen + ibuprofen in my system, I'll have acetaminophen + ibuprofen in my system.)

2) Calling my doctor's office tomorrow morning to confirm that #1 is an okay thing to do.

3) Avoiding deep twists, particularly ones that squish my belly up against my thighs. That just does not sound fun.

4) Generally taking it extra easy and monitoring myself extra closely during my practice, including taking as many child's poses I need to for however long I need to hold them.
The way I'm feeling now, I don't think this is an unreasonable plan, though I'm fully prepared to deviate from it if necessary. I just also wanted to hear what other folks experienced post-lap to see if I'm pushing it.


EDIT: I did end up going to yoga on Friday evening, and everything was fine. I did stay away from poses that involved a lot of ab stretching (namely, upward dog) and decided that today was not the day to be adventurous with the new poses (sirsasana II will have to wait until next time). Otherwise, though, I didn't really modify my practice and didn't feel the need to. And while I did feel tired after the practice, it was the same kind of accomplished tired I always feel after that class, not an "ZOMG, I shouldn't have done that" kind of tired.
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