So today I met with my surgeon about my hernia. She told me / Showed me that I don't have one hernia, I have 3. They are in the area of what I call my zipper. The scar I have left over from when they removed my large intestines. And she told me it is going to be very painful for me when she fixes it. But the first surgery is my gallbladder, and she is going to do that one as well because she says where she positioned my re-located stoma is right near my gallbladder and she will have to have an assistant hold my ostomy up while she goes in for the gallbladder. This can't be done until December though and then 1 month has to pass between that surgery and my hernia surgery. Plus she couldn't promise me I won't need additional hernia surgeries because she said you only get 70% of your strength back when you have abdominal surgery and it weakens more and more as you have additional surgeries. Apparently I have 3 holes in my abdominal wall. She will have to go in and stitch them closed and then put in 1 or maybe 2 meshes depending on how far apart the hernias are. In the mean time I am not allowed to lift or press weights at the gym or use the leg press machine. She told me i can only use the bikes. I was wondering as well as updating on my situation if anyone else has had this many problems with regards to previous major abdominal surgery? I was told that it could become serious at any time between now and when it is fixed. She even told my mother if I have any kind of abdominal pain or my ostomy stops producing that she should rush me to the ER as soon as possible. I have had 3 surgeries in just under 2 years. And I am about to have 2 more. So are hernias going to just keep happening?
Frustrated with my day.