I just came from the surgeons office. I have 2 hernias,one on my left side near my ostomy and one on my right side. I saw the surgeon in Aug. 2016. He said he would recomend me losing 35lb if I could. Well I lost 41lb. and he said he can fix them now. I'm scared to death because he may have to move my ostomy site. I asked him where he would move it to, He said a little higher or possibly to the right side. I have faith in this doctor and he fxed both hernias in 2014 and it took two years before they came back. He has to remove the mesh from the from the last time and can't tell me exactly where the stoma will be moved to until he gets inside. I'm worried that it will be in the way of my clothes. What is the best place for the ostomy? My ostomy can't be reversed because my rectal colon cancer was too low. I've had my ostomy since April of 2011 and if I wasn't in so much pain I would say forget it but I don't think I can wait any longer.
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