In addition to battling terminal mCRC and late(ish) stages of Alzheimer's, my mom has an inoperable inguinal hernia. She is relatively happy and active: goes to lunch with friends (even if she can't remember their names), goes to church (with the help of her wonderful congregation), is "mostly" pain free (thank you, methadone), and still wants to be up and doing things that make her happy.
Her hernia has been mostly just a nuisance, but last night she required an ER trip because the hernia had become incarcerated and painful, and her belly was swollen/distended.
We've stopped chemo (because it was destroying her quality of life), so we know that her time is limited, but in the meantime we want her to have as happy and active a life as possible. It would suck if she had to spend her days lying down just so that her hernia didn't pop out. Not to mention the real possibility of more pressure sores.
The hernia belt she has been wearing for over a year helped up until now, and I may be grasping at straws here, but does anyone have a recommendation for a "magic" hernia belt or ???