Hi. Two weeks ago I needed emergency surgery for a twisted small intestine. For the next 6-7 wks, I have to take things slowly. Off limits are all of those side-to-side rotational exercises - swimming, boxing, LSVT -- I'd been doing lately that had so helped with my PD. (and which I am missing already as my gait regressees.)
The surgeons say the twist was just one of those things that happens out of the blue and was not related to PD. (The PD-constipation link was not a factor in this case.) Since the surgeons see it as a fluke, they can’t recommend anything to do - or not do - to prevent a recurrence.
But ... I’m wondering if the exercises that so helped with my PD may have triggered this intestinal issue - and if they could do so again when I resume them. It's a tricky balance - greater mobility v. life-threatening risk. Then again, maybe I'm looking for cause-and-effect where there is none.
Anyone else been down this road? Been looking but not seen this scenario out there. Any insight appreciated. Thanks.