I've had three hernias; inguinal, femoral, and incisional (also known as a ventral). To fix them, they just go in and push your intestines back in and then cover the defect with mesh to hold things in place.
Breast Cancer at 37; bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Colon resection 2004; Sub-Total colectomy September 2007 for colonic inertia - didn't work.
Son with UC; taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups. Recently diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis - now on Humira.
Husband with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.