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Pancreas CancerCore strength was posted 03/22/2016 01:41 pm by Anonymous
It's probably normal for people who have Whipple surgery to have problems
with core strength for a while after surgery. I had to concentrate on
posture after surgery. I was very weak at first, and tended to slump a
little, giving in to the weakness in my abdomen. Once I realized I was
getting into the bad habit, I concentrated on standing erect and that simple
act helped my core strength (shoulders open, tummy tucked). The serious
weakness in my core muscles lasted a year or so, but it did not in any way
disable me. I was able to work, and take walks, worked on flexibility.
After the first few months, I did not have any issues with sitting up,
reclining or otherwise.
The first two years after surgery, I had little stamina, but year three was a
big difference, and I felt I was getting stronger. I have not however been
able to regain full strength and stamina. Good energy levels and very active,
just not like before. When gardening, I have to be careful about bending too
much, or lifting or carrying moderately heavy items. If I overdo bending, or
lifting items, I have the pain around the surgical incision. Plus I will be
sore in my core muscles. I have not been able to get my core muscles toned
enough to prevent this. I am also 14 years older, and so should take normal
wear into consideration :~).
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