Saw your message regarding ostomy reversal and hernia situation. It sounds like I have the same issue. Was yours a colonostomy? I have a colonostomy which shortly afterwards had the addition of a very large hernia beneath it (size of a large grapefruit!) This happened over a year ago and I am still waiting (on waiting list for reversal and reduction of hernia).
Furthermore, I do not think I would even have that hernia if the hospital/nurses/doc would have advised me re lifting and perhaps given me a binder to contain the abdominal area. My hernia developed from a simple cough or sneeze at night, while sleeping.
I also am very afraid of what will go on. I went to the surgeon with a list of questions written out - - one of the most interesting to me - - What will you do if something goes wrong? - - he said he would call over to another hospital/surgeon for advice. I am thinking of going to that 'other hospital' for a 2nd opinion.
I am on a waiting list as so many other surgeries for cancer come first and long lineups in Canada due to so many people coming into the country who are ill and immigrate for healthcare reasons!!
I would appreciate you updating me on what happens at your consult just for info. Knowledge is power!!