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  • Diverticulitis and OIP

    Originally posted by Moni 08-20-2007, 01:45 PM

    I have been doing T-Tapp for 3 years now. I have been sustaining a 113lb weight loss and of course many, many inches, 7 clothing sizes in fact. Over the course of this summer I became a bit lazy and skipped about 3/4 weeks of doing Beg/Rehab. At the beginning of August I thought I would do a boot camp for 10 days (since I had a bit of a weight gain of 10 lbs) and made it about 8 days before I was experiencing some heath problems. As things turned out I was having Acute Diverticulitis. For the past two weeks I've been on a clear liquid diet and hospitalized in between. Yesterday I just started adding in something other than clear liquids and things are going well. Right now I am trying to gain back my strength because I am very weak. But my question is, what about OIP. I tried to do these and HTF on my "days". Has anyone ever had diverticulitis and when will it be okay to be pushing around my "organs" again. I guess I have a fear of this because my diverticulitis is right down in that lower left abdomain area where you tuck in from the sides. Also, should I start another boot camp when I am able? Or could I just start in with every other day doing Beg/Reb? I of course have lost weight because of only taking in clear liquids to rest the bowels.
    Thanks,
    Moni

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    dixonk
    #2
    08-20-2007, 01:53 PM

    Don't do it!! I, too, had a terrible attack of diverticulitis which came on after doing OIP. If you get this, it means that your colon has diveritcula, or what is referred to as diverticulosis--outward pouches or bulges. My GI doctor told me to do nothing which would force toxins into these pouches, and he also told me that developing diverticulitis happens when there is actually a tiny perforation in the diverticula. Nothing is worse than an attack of this--as I'm sure you know.

    Do the lifts and pulses, but don't take the chance by trying to move anything around down there. Not worth it!![xx(][xx(]

    Gramma K.


    aj
    #3
    08-20-2007, 02:45 PM

    Thanks Gramma K for responding. This doesn't sound very pleasant. Moni, congrats on your size loss. Good luch getting back to normal.

    April

    brngckn
    #4
    08-20-2007, 03:02 PM

    I asked Teresa about diverticulitis a while ago, and here is her direct reply.

    "...yes, I am familiar with Diverticulitis and that many people are not aware that they have it...that's one of the reasons why OIP/Half Frogs is popular within the holistic community. In fact, many homeopathic health care specialists believe that in addition to OIP/Half Frogs being a preventative type exercise, it also serves well diagnostically.

    I compare diverticulitis to the liver in means of preventative attention. As you know, health of our liver is difficult to diagnose since it does not reveal symptoms when not healthy. Same with our intestinal system. Sure we know if we're constipated or have gas but as far as diverticulitis and polyp formation they not systematic until progression has exceeded ability to fully repair.

    I guess I could summarize this by saying that it is a good thing your customer discovered she has diverticulitis so she can act accordingly in helping her body help itself repair and rebuild if it isn't too late. Regarding if she should continue OIP/Half Frogs? Probably not and I am sure that she will be advised to not do it anymore. If it were my body I would discontinue doing OIP but still do the Half Frog portion. However, I would still elevate my abdominal area for natural internal organ shift with gentle massage of intestinal area in pattern of anatomical occurance followed by series of butt tucks. I highly recommend the use of a slant board .... have always believed in them for better abdominal muscle development."

    Kirsten, the Travelin' T-Tapp Trainer from Texas
    ** Senior Trainer, certified to instruct all T-Tapp forms **

    Moni
    #5
    08-20-2007, 03:23 PM

    Okay....no more OIP ever again, huh?
    I read Kirstens response and Gramma K's....But what does this all mean at the end of Kirstens response..."However, I would still elevate my abdominal area for natural internal organ shift with gentle massage of intestinal area in pattern of anatomical occurance followed by series of butt tucks. I highly recommend the use of a slant board .... have always believed in them for better abdominal muscle development." I guess specifically "the gentle massage of intestinal area in pattern of anatomical occurance followed by series of butt tucks".

    As for a slant board, would a weight bench that you can adjust work? What about a exercise ball?

    Also, do I need to start over with a boot camp again, or can I just go to every other day when I feel better since my weight is down already?

    This totally came out of no where. I am 45 years old. I have never felt better or eaten better in my life yhan over these last couple of years. When the CAT scan came back showing acute diverticulitis I was stunned. It's driving me nuts to start over eating again. So sick of Gatorade and broth and jello and pudding. I don't usually eat these things. It's very discouraging. Can't wait to get back to eating veggies fruit and whole grains again.

    Moni


    Moni
    #6
    08-20-2007, 03:30 PM

    I also forgot to mention that I walk with my MetaTreks. Is this going to be a problem as well?

    Moni

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