have you had your hernia checked out by a surgeon? I unknowingly had a hernia, did something a little strenuous(sp) while on vacation and ended up with a strangulated hernia and having to have emergency surgery . So not a good vacation! Just be careful and get your Drs approval first. I currently have 3 small hernias around the hernia surgical site so I am very careful about how much I lift and try not to overdue until I can have them repaired in March.