DIEP - supporting core muscles long term after surgery
Hi – I had my procedure done a little over a year ago. I still have a lot of weakness in my core muscles. I'm doing exercises to help with that (yoga, rowing, physical therapy), but this lack of support gives me a lot of back pain. I try to remind myself as often as I can to engage my core muscles, but it's just not possible to do that every minute all day.
Do you think some kind of "shape-wear" would help? I had the rigid supportive undergarments one wears after this kind of surgery, but I can't wear something like that on a daily basis anymore. Does anyone have experience wearing some kind of supportive garment that helps support you until you can strengthen your core muscles?