I went to the ostomy nurse and then the surgeon yesterday to check on the PG and this new infection I have developed around the ostomy site. Lately I have also been experiencing a great deal of pain around my stoma. It turns out I have a hernia growing by the day, and that is without having lifted anything AT ALL (including my kids) since surgery in November. ALSO, the stoma does need to be revised due to leakage problems I am having underneath due to the weight is is putting on the appliance.
So . . . the news is that the doctor will not be able to revise the stoma easily as originally thought. Instead, the stoma has to be moved. The ostomy nurse was the one who said the skin is extremely thin and fragile because of the PG, prone to further infection and possibly other issues, AND there is no way it can be stitched back due to how thin it is. Further, the hernia needs to be repaired because of where it is.
The surgeon hopes to relocate the stoma and take care of all of these other issues in the process. I know I am in good hands, but I am very nervous about another surgery and long hospital stay. Also, one of the other posters here, who has also had surgery at MT Sinai, has spoken of mixed gender rooms and more than two people in a room. I can barely get through with one roommate, nevermind 3.
As it is my surgery will be in early July as long as my hernia doesn't pose risks. Then I will have to make it sooner and miss even more time off of work.