Hi everyone! Recently I have developed a hernia and I pretty much look pregnant! My surgeon said she could A) fix it and B) possibly move my stoma site. (It is really high up on my tummy) She also said C) she could put mesh behind the new stoma site because I am prone to hernias anyway (don't have much skin). She kind of left it up to me. She said if she didn't do the mesh part on the new site, she wouldn't have to cut much into the skin but if she did the recovery would be longer.
Has anyone gone through this? What was the recovery like? How bad is the scarring from the old stoma site? And since I named mine, do I have to come up witth a new one??
Also, since it's summer here in Minnesota (which goes by WAY too fast) I searched for a long time to find a swim suit that I thought looked nice without looking frumpy to hide the hernia/ostomy (which I call the bit@* bump) and finally found one! Just wanted to share the link because I know this has been brought up before. Especially with the small ladies. What I ran into was if the suit had looser coverage in the front, most of them were in larger or plus sizes and this one comes in smaller sizes for us littler gals.
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.