Still home recovering from surgery for an incarcerated hernia of the stoma that laid me flat 12 days ago. Very uncomfortable and lots of soreness.
So I'm curiuos, since I've been told that hernias are not that rare for an ostomite, how many of you out there have had a hernia because of surgery to create the stoma and thus weakening the abdominal wall ?
I realize that my type of hernia wasn't too common in that it totaly blocked my stoma and required this painful surgery but I am looking for other stories.
UC for 5 years - Diagnosed at age 54-now age 61
Remicade for 13 months before Remicade failed in April 2011
No significant relief with Imuran and Humira
Too much prednisone and now have bone loss
Proctocolectomy with end ileostomy and anal closure on November 8, 2012
Currently on the mend and doing well.
A MUCH DIFFERENT LIFE AHEAD BUT HOPEFULLY A BETTER ONE