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    [another icd question]

    Author: terri (---.tribune.com)

    Date: 10-30-02 11:35

    Hi---

    My 12-year-old daughter got her ICD on Sept. 27. She's starting to get back into the swing of things and is interested in taking a yoga class with me. Her implant was done under the arm and under the pectoral muscle. Does anyone know if there is any reason she can't do yoga. Obviously, if a certain stretch is hurting her she won't do it, but does anyone have any experience with this. The particular class is big on meditation and focus and modifying the postures for individual needs. I think it would be good for her, but don't want to put her in a position that would be difficult. And does it make any difference that it's only been about 5 weeks since the surgery?

    Thanks

    Terri

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    [Re: another icd question]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (208.47.172.---)

    Date: 10-30-02 12:52

    YOu should talk to the doctor that implanted the device and ask for his suggestions. I do not think you will have a problem...she is still healing and that may not be well suited to some of the positions of Yogo...go slow and let her work into all the moves. The only big issue here is the amount of time since the original implant... the leads must heal, this normally takes 4-6 weeks.

    Talk to the doctor and go from there.

    Lisa

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    [Re: another icd question]

    Author: Janessa (---.dialsprint.net)

    Date: 10-30-02 15:00

    I agree with Lisa. Yoga should not be an issue once the healing time has passed. When my ICD was placed last year I was instructed not to lift my arm for 6 weeks, with NO exceptions. Not even to bathe. Once she has her follow up examination and her doc confirms that she is fine and healing well she should

    have no problem tolerating the positions.

    Janessa

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    [Re: another icd question]

    Author: Sue (---.howard01.md.comcast.net)

    Date: 10-30-02 19:06

    When I went back for my 3 month check, my doctor suggested I wait longer before starting back to yoga. He was concerned about any extreme stretching or jerking. I don't see yoga as the least jerky but there is extreme stretching. I look forward to starting back soon. Maybe 4 1/2 months. Sue

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    [Re: another icd question]

    Author: Board Moderator (Sarah Beckley (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 11-01-02 14:24

    Dear Terri,

    The leads can break or come loose. Better to wait and make sure they are solid before doing yoga. She won't necessarily feel a lead breaking, or by the time she does, it will be too late.

    S

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    [Re: another icd question]

    Author: Board Moderator (Sarah Beckley (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 11-01-02 14:24

    Dear Terri,

    The leads can break or come loose. Better to wait and make sure they are solid before doing yoga. She won't necessarily feel a lead breaking, or by the time she does, it will be too late.

    S
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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