I'm having surgery October 4th to remove 2 hernia's. My ileo location might have to change so I'm going to try the applesauce suggestion Richard.
I tried wearing hernia belts after the j-pouch removal surgery and they bothered me. Here I am 3+ years out needing further surgery as several loops of bowel have made it through the opening where the intestine was put thru to create the ileo. I'm having a difficult time keeping a bag on plus I have a large bump on one side of my abdomen and it's noticeable when wearing clothes.
My local stoma nurse told me I had the hernia and she tried to help me but I was changing the appliance almost daily. The stoma nurse at Mayo's helped me get them to stay on 2 days. And she put a hernia belt on me which I'm getting use to. It's difficult because of my fibromyalgia. I feel it all the time, like it's screaming "take me off ". I can't have surgery every few years because I will keep getting hernias if I don't wear one. So I'm forcing myself to wear it.
There are different belts and I have one that is lighter than the normal one. Insurance pays for a new one ebery 6 months.
Has anyone else needed hernia surgery? My midline hernia came back too so she's going to fix it as well..... I originally got it 6 months after my j-pouch take down.
Beware of hernia's folks.