I had a colostomy when I was a kid. I thought I had recovered just fine until last year when I started having hernia symptoms. After several months and a CT scan to see how the surgeon would need to repair it, they found out I don't have a hernia. I do, however, have abdominal muscles that developed really weak since I was so young when I had the surgeries, and lots of scar tissue. I was told they can't do anything about the scar tissue at this point, but that if I strengthen the muscles, that will help with the pain a lot. I was wondering if anyone else has run into this after a reversal? Most of the exercises I've tried, I can tell almost right away put too much strain on those muscles. Does anyone know of any exercises that can help with this? It's been almost 20 years since I had mine, so my doctor doesn't really know what to recommend.
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