I'm hoping someone knows what to wear for a hernia that's under the left side of my stoma. In April 2009, I had to have my bowel, anus, and back wall of my vagina removed due to cancer. I've made a miraculous recovery, so the Doctors say. I was expected to die being I was in the high 3 stage they said. Seeing my Surgeon a few weeks ago, I showed her the large lump under my stoma. I don't know anything about hernias, what they are, what causes them, etc. So I was surprised when she told me that's what it was. She told me to get an abdominal binder or girdle and to push the hernia up and in under it. Has anyone had to do this? Wouldn't the ostomy bag and contents in it get all smooched up? Ewww...LOL. I'm also claustrophobic and can't stand anything tight on me; I feel like I can't breathe. Does anyone have any suggestions, or been through the same thing? I'd appreciate all comments. Thank you so much!
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