I have been reading any, and all posts that have to do with the dreaded "swelly belly". I had a TAH on 4/18/02, which was complicated with an incision infection. Shortly after my
gave me my 6wk ok, I began noticing a lot of swelling so I figured I was pushing it with the situps, etc. Well, it has kept on swelling and growing larger, so I finally went back to
and have been told that I have an incisional hernia!!
My understanding is that these occur when the ab muscles don't heal (or aren't allowed to heal) correctly.
Take your time recovering, even when you feel good and think your stronger/healthier than most you can be setting yourself up for a major setback. I can now look forward to some repair surgery (haven't met with the surgeon yet).
Anyway, thanks for letting me sound off and hopefully this message will stop someone else from overdoing it.
TAH 4/18/02, kept ovaries