Had permanent colostomy February 9 this year, now it has been almost 3 months and I am wanting to get back into working out.
Before my surgery the surgeon told me there would be basically no restrictions on my activity, but now I am hearing that I can't lift more than about 15 lbs for the rest of my life or I risk a hernia! An ostomy nurse also told me that I should be careful doing sit-ups or basically anything that uses the rectus abdominus muscle. That's not cool. I'm not even sure what weight training exercises are safe for me. I would want to do squats, bench press, and chin ups for starters. Anybody out there that has been there done that? What exercises do I need to be careful with?
Also looking at the Nu-Hope hernia belts, anyone own one of these and have any experience with being able to increase the amount you can lift by wearing a support belt?