Happy 2022! I've got a new issue. I'm used to lifting weights, lifting heavy stuff in general, and I'm always moving furniture, working on my truck, and most recently, with one other person, moved a heavy STOTTS Pilates machine. Not long after that, while doing Pilates and just everything, my tummy hurt all the time, and my right side by my stoma was bulging out. Ok, the doctor said I did have the hernia, so I stopped Pilates till February. My doctor pushed around my stomach while it hurt, he popped something back into place. My nurse told me I could massage around my stoma, and that helps.
My question is, what can I do? I moved a piece of furniture today, and now my tummy is bulging again. I put my belt on, and I am laying down. I'm depressed that I cannot do anything like I used to do.
Are there any coping skill suggestions for a hernia, and if you're active, how does one deal with this?