So i have this issue. I am 'expanding'😂
I have never been the most active person, i have an active job but never liked working out much. Now 1.5 years i got a temporary ileostomy due to crohn's. I noticed that bending over alot caused the ileostomy area to swell(one sided potbelly swelling). Most likely because the muscles get tired ( I am also hypermobile so i have a poor core stability), the ostomy swelled up and started to bleed because of irritation.
Sadly enough they had to make the ileostomy permanent 7 months ago. And since my current job is giving me issues i will get a desk job in the future.
So the last 1,5 years i havent been very active. I still weigh the same, but i experience muscle loss. So i am expanding. That's not very good.
So over the next few months i want to start walking on a regular basis to built some stamina. In fall i would like to subscribe to a gym. Now i hear you think, get a personal trainer.
Tried that before i had an ostomy and the guidance was s***.
So cardio: bike, treadmill, elliptical seem pretty safe. What about those rowing machine? Are they safe or give to much pressure to the abdominal area?
Weights: what is safe to do? I wouldnt mind focussing on arms andl legs first. But if i do, i prefer to see some results, so what is safe in that area without to much abdominal pressure.
For example is a leg press safe?
I do know that i have to start slow and with low weights but i have no experience now that i have my 'Loki'.
Is there anyone who can offer me some advise, or share some experiences.