I just spent forever typing a message an lost it..ugh..wow an I was on a roll..ok I'm gonna try one more time..now..I have a colostomy had rectal/anus cancer..since then had surgeries for hernias...obstrutions...all in all I have been hospilitized at least 7 times after my cancer surgery...had surgeries for hernias an obstructions..last time was a big mess..had hernia repair..had more small intestine removed..adhesions an obstructions...thought my surgeon was gonna have a breakdown..lol...anyway I ended up with major complications...had 3 blood transfusions...infection in my kidneys..blood an lungs..stayed in intensive care unconcious for a week...they didnt think I would pull through...but voila...I beat the odds again an after 5 weeks in that place..I walked out..ok wheeled out..anyway heres the story now...oh an keep in mind that I have lupus also...have whole bunch of issues going on with stoma who I call "harry"...an in having test done found a another big hernia lower stomach which is wrapped around my small instestines an theres a small obstruction...an a smaller one over my stoma that is causing me all kind of issues..an they are very painful...ok so I go see colorectal surgeon an he says that it would be a big surgery with complications an he feels that I wouldn't be able to survive it again..ugh...but if they get worse or the obstruction does well of course he would have to do emergeny surgery..ok so I ask if there is anything I can use to like hold everything in place cause my stomach is just mush an he says it would be more painful...so he increased my pain meds...woohoo..I alrealdy take pain med for lupus...ok so I can't lift bend stretch blah blah blah...an when I walk they hurt or climb stairs an when I stand I have to hold the bottom of my stomach..so unattrative..lol...holy moly...I',m a big ole mess...has any one have these hernia problems continuosly? Any ideas to maybe give me somekind of support for stomach...I'm frustrated an quite frankly a little scared...seriously the last time was really bad..thanks my friends for listening an your support..xoxo
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