my husband too almost died when he had his emergency surgery in the summer. He had the Hartmann's reversal in November and hernia repair done at the same time. Hernia healed fairly quickly but his big incision is still getting abscesses in it, he is still not fully recovered. Good luck to you and I wish you recover quickly and with no complications.
the surgeon used a massive bit of mesh to seal the hernia and this irritated my intestines which have been producing eulate . 3 weeks after the operation the wound split open and 3 pints of the stuff poured out theu left the small wound opened and it drained out in to a bag it has gradualy gone from around 200 mil a day to the last week where either no out put or around 20ml which is so encoraging.
so my advice would be to look for the tummy swelling as it may need draining.
I have been told the reson this happened is that I still have mild chrones disease and the bowel may have been irritated by the mesh.
it has been a slow painful process,but I am nearly there and I am glad I had it done1
please look at me previous threads to get some top tips for the operation and after care.
hope this helped good luck