If you're anastomosis has narrowed or hasn't opened, you have to have the dilatation done. That's the only thing to do. We have found out where my main problems are - it's higher up. When I had my resection done about three years ago the nerves/muscles were damaged so I can't even get my stool low enough for it to be able to get into my rectum. That's why the dilatation only worked for a couple of days for me - it was because of stool that had dropped because of the prep. Don't let that worry you. I haven't actually started the biofeedback, so I can't tell you what the actual process is. It's basically to train you to relax certain muscles (retrain them) so that you can hopefully go. We'll see how it goes.
I'm assuming that you mean the most recent hernia. I've had three - an inguinal, a femoral (rare), and a ventral (incisional) hernia. The last one I had was a ventral hernia. I had a 'feeling' that something was there. When I'd lay down I could feel a lump and when I'd stand or sit up, it would pop out. I've had four laparotomies for ovarian remnant syndrome and it was basically a breakdown of that incisional area.
Breast Cancer at 37; bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Colon resection 2004; Sub-Total colectomy September 2007 for colonic inertia - didn't work.
Son (HLA B27 positive) diagnosed with Crohn's at 17 (now 21). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups. Recently diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis - now on Humira.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.