Christine, I am also having a rough time. I just took another round of diflucan due to a vaginal yeast infection and yeast around my stoma. I also have a swelling above my stoma that I assume is a parastomal hernia. I go back to see my surgeon Oct 13th for him to take a peek. I am very depressed about
this. My rectum still does not work and I think having a take down is out of the question. I fear this hernia may only get bigger and bigger. GRRRR, makes me very angry that my newfound health is being threatened.
What makes your doctor think you have another abcess? OUCH!
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
2005-hysterectomy w/pelvic prolapse repairs
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy