I have had illeostomy for 35 years. Over the last ten years I have struggled with a large hernia at the stoma site and over the last 2 years multiple hospitalizations for obstructions. I had a hernia repair at the stoma site (fot a much smaller hernia) quite some time ago. The last time I was hospitalized the surgeons and gi folks said if the obstruction occurs again I should have surgery. They said it would be a major surgery and my stoma would need to be relocated. Would anyone who has gone through this please give me some insight on your experience? I am 62 years old and work. I have also developed myasthenia gravis which complicates anesthesia a bit. Please let me know the good and bad of your experience. Thank you!
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