Had emergency surgery 3 days ago for an incarcerated hernia.Guess I've had my head in the sand since my ileostomy in Nov. 2012 because I had NO IDEA such a thing could happen. Now I'm hearing that it isn't unusual for someone with a stoma to eventually get this type of hernia.
Please share your stories with me cause I am still in shock that this even happened.
UC for 5 years - Diagnosed at age 54-now age 61
Remicade for 13 months before Remicade failed in April 2011
No significant relief with Imuran and Humira
Too much prednisone and now have bone loss
Proctocolectomy with end ileostomy and anal closure on November 8, 2012
Currently on the mend and doing well.
A MUCH DIFFERENT LIFE AHEAD BUT HOPEFULLY A BETTER ONE