This is the 6 month anniversary of my ostomy. The first months I went thru the typical stages, disbelief, denial, anger, depression embarrassment and finally acceptance. My stoma was completely manageable, no problems, In July my hernia appeared and since then everything's changed; 5 out of 7 days my stoma is uncomfortable, sometimes an ulcer will develop, and/or I develop yeast infections, etc. The only thing I can attribute the discomfort and problems is the hernia. What could have caused this. I have become friends with one of my would care nurses and she tells me this can happen but doesn't happen to everyone who has had a colostomy.
My surgeon and I are discussing possible surgery dates for the reversal and repair, but now that I know what I'm in for, I'm terribly nervous. I'm trying to schedule just after Thanksgiving and before Christmas.
Any information would be so very appreciated.