With all of my surgeries, needless to say, my abdomen is a mess. Since my last surgery in January, things have been healing ok but I still have some soreness in my abdomen. I do a good deal of therapy so I often feel a strain in my abs. A couple of months ago I developed a sore spot that was hard to the touch near my stoma. My internist and surgeon didn't think much of it but I think it was a hernia. I kind of babied it, easy on the ab stretches, and it went away. On the other side of my stomach I have a deep scar from a j-tube that was removed after surgery. Now I seem to have a sore spot right there. I'm hoping it's only another "pre-hernia" and not a fistula brewing. Does anyone have any ideas?
Ileostomy since August 2005.
As result of surgery (modified whipple) for necrotising pancreatitis. Removal of gallbladder, 2/3 of pancreas, resections of large and small intestines. Massive infection. 8 months in ICU at Westchester County M.C. (I think that's a record). Second surgery for resection due to fistulas in January 2007. Been slowly recovering since then. Possible reconnection candidate.