Anthony's Story

"My hernia story is a dead-set miracle"

I got a right-side inguinal hernia in March 2008, shortly after trying to bench 100kg for the 1st time in 15 years. iAt the time I was suffering from the grief of a marriage breakup, and getting a hernia, which meant quitting my job and my gym workouts, was quite a blow for me. When I first got my hernia it would pop out 10 times a day and I’d have to lie on my back on my bed or on the floor sometimes and gently massage it back into the inguinal canal. When I bought a truss-–two of them actually-–from the Support Company website, and started wearing it, the hernia was a lot more manageable. I’d wear the truss most of the day and take it off to sleep.

One month later

The hernia stopped popping out for a month or so, so I tried doing some light exercises-–pushups etc-–without a truss on, but again it popped out. I was booked in for surgery in September 2008. I went to three different doctors and they all assured me there was no alternative, I would have to have the operation. But I just kept wearing the truss and praying. I also drank equisituum tea and took vitamin C each day to strengthen my connective tissue and did a few exercises to strengthen the transverse ab muscles. A month or so before I was due to have the operation I started going without the truss.

Another month passes

The hernia did not reappear. I went to the hospital for an ultrasound scan and they found it had greatly improved and there was just a small amount of distending of the deep end of the inguinal canal, even when I strained as hard as I could. So I cancelled the operation. When people ask me how I was able to heal my hernia I tell them about the truss and the tea and vitamin C etc. But I don’t really believe you can cure a hernia with just those measures. I believe all healing ultimately comes from God and that’s what happened here. I was praying to God several times every day and once I switched direction in my life and started serious preparation for devoting my life to working for Him He was happy to answer my prayers. And He also took care of my depression and grief while He was at it.

Back to the gym

It’s now been over seven months since I stopped wearing the truss and there’s been no sign of the hernia coming back. So my advice to anyone who has hernia problems, or any major problems in their life, would be to get involved in daily devotional practice, in prayer and reading the Bible with serious intent, and align the direction of your life with the purpose God has for you. This way He’ll be inclined to answer your prayers. These days I’m back at the gym doing cardio and weights workouts five days a week, and I walk several kilometres a day up and down fairly steep hills carrying a bag full of books (it feels about 20 kg in weight) and no sign of the hernia.

Please see our links page which has a link to our forum where some others have reported healing of their hernias without surgery.