Thank you for yet another option to look into. I am disappointed that the sessions sound like they could be expensive. It doesn't matter anyway for me...the closest practitioner of it is well over a good day's drive from me anyway, which makes it out of reach.
I have found that over time, What I am feeling gets better, bets worse, gets better, and on it goes...BUT the better times seem to be longer lasting. I find that somewhat encouraging. Maybe what I have discovered is actually starting to work. At least I would like to think so.
I am for the most part still walking daily. If things get worse, I do a lot of the stretches that I mentioned previously, and make sure that I DO get out to walk every day. I also sit on a tennis ball when I am sitting on the floor to change the toddlers diaper and things of that nature. I have at times had up to 2 weeks of feeling better, but then it gets like old times. I do not know what is going on in those times where I feel relief. I know it is still there. I would like to think that it improves, but I am not sure when it goes back. What should I do to keep it feeling good and actually get better to stayÉ What did I do wrong to make it go backÉ These are the things that I would like to know. I still do not have my answers. If something feels wrong, I do not do it. I try to figure out a different way and try to take note to not do it the other way again. I do forget, and that could be part of it... (sorry, my question mark button (É) and my apostrophe (è) are acting up.)
I went to a PT finally to see what she could do, as I was curious. It was the only one in the city trained in a technique where they feel where things are placed inside and test muscle strength and then give suggestions on how to exercise inner muscles that are weak. I know that it was mentioned somewhere on this thread, but I do not remember right now what it is called.
I was told that my core muscles and ligaments are my issue and are super weak (not a surprise)...not other ones that are dealing with my uterus...I was told that they were firm but would that not be part of my problem...are they too firmÉ
I left the appointment now newly aware how closely linked a PT is to the doctor's system. I had wondered if they were and hoped that it could be kept separate...they nicely insisted that a report be given to my doctor...I don't have one, but they wanted to send a report to my local hospital for just anyone (doctor wise) to look at. Really? I do not trust any of them, and they almost never treat me with respect because I question them and do not hang on their every word as final. I never went to one in the first place about this because they had nothing to offer me in anyway and would just tell me I should have had all of my babies in the hospital to avoid this...that is the controlling garbage that I generally get from them. Sigh. Also, the PT claimed that my prolapse was not as bad as I had thought, although she did the exam with me laying down and not standing up. She said that she was very encouraged that I could correct my problem, but...keep reading... My understanding is that lying down doesn't always give a clear picture of the issue. She said that she does do the exam with some of the women standing...well, why not me too... She sort of listened to what I said I was doing as far as exercises, and said that they were okay, but never to squat. Also, she winced at the mention of the WW posture, which I have found to be quite helpful in me being able to get much relief from hunching over from nursing a growing baby and carrying the heavy breast weight. I will continue that, even though she winced. ;) It works for me. She said to never go on a trampoline. Well, we do not have one, and I already had read that. As well, when I started to do the exercises that she prescribed, it felt as though I was pushing everything out. She wondered why I might do squatting if it didn't feel so great (I still do some, but not excessively), and yet what she prescribed felt worse. I could feel the pushing immediately and the next day, everything felt worse. Hmmm... maybe it would work better if I was laying upside down (putting everything in a better out of the way position) and not sitting up and standing? Also, one of the exercises felt very much like a Kegel, but supposedly if I touched the side that needed work, the muscle would do more work, but the other side wouldn't. I asked if she felt that other side move when learning it, and she said that she didn't know...she was only feeling the side that she wanted me to work. That sounded not quite right to me. How does she know that it is not working too much... I was also told that I should not be afraid to lift anything. Just tighten up my core muscles and lift....um, if everything is so weak in that area, how am I to do that...I found a lot of inconsistency. She is the only PT in my area that deals with anything prolapse. Thoughts on this anyoneÉ
What I was really hoping for was suggestions on what I was doing wrong throughout my day and how to do these things better as well as some exercises to incorporate throughout my day. I got none. I was also hoping that these inner muscle exercises would feel like they were making things better, not worse.
Okay, enough thinking out loud & complaining for now. I just thought that I would post an update. Too bad it turned into a book. I suppose that I just needed to get it out. lol