Hernia surgery will not help my hernia according to the surgeon at St Luke’s. Multiple problems would occur if the surgeons did attempt to correct the situation so I am going to have to learn to live with it probably for the rest of my life.
Surgery on the hernia would cause fistula’s to form due to Crohn’s disease and damage the area near my stoma. That would be a bad thing. I can barely keep my ostomy appliance on the way it is and additional problems with my stoma are not something I need. Any good results from hernia surgery would probably only last for several months before being wrecked.
My Cancer treatment could also be affected by the timing of the surgery or new cancer sites could be induced by the surgery. Not exactly charming concepts from my point of view. I am not really that enthusiastic about new surgery of any kind. Why waste the remainder of my lifespan recovering from a knife slicing me up and having bursting stiches when I get home?
The Hernia does give a unique appearance to my belly but it looks like its been shot to hell anyways. No surgery is my favorite type of surgery so I was not displeased with the surgeons recommendation.