Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hernias are super common

When an ileostomy is created, there essentially create a hernia for the bud of the small intestine. A hernia is a separation of the muscle tissue, where guts ooze out from and form a lump. I have said lump around my rosebud.

I went and drank the dye they gave me and had a CAT scan, bud I don't think the dye had digested far enoguh along to show the hernia, because they said 'OH hey--you don't have a hernia" and I'm all like "then what is this huge lump formed around my ileostomy site!?" Ugh

If I had a camera, I would take picture, but it died last year and I have no money for cigarettes, much less a new phone or camera (my phone is also ancient and wont take pictures, voicemail, or let me get on the internet. Yes, I live in the stone ages now.)

Stoma hernias can be caused by being overweight, coughing a lot (I had pneumonia again this year) lifting heavy shit, or infection from the get-go of receiving an ileostomy. I have trouble fitting the wafer over my hernia and ileostomy, causing the wafer to crack a lot and out seeps liquid feces--thank you so very much, body. Come on, can't you just make it work?

I was hoping to at least get a hernia belt or some form of elastic fabric to hold it in, but no.

Here is a link of some products that are supposed to help with this... that i may just try!



  1. They really, really are and at times they can be a real pain. As somebody who struggled to find supplies which would work well with my hernia it was a constant nightmare. However, there are an array of convex seals that work wonders. is just one company who does convex seals! :) Love the blogs and hope to see more coming soon. ;)

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  3. i love this blog so much - dont stop posting!! one of the only things that can make me feel better about my ileo :)

  4. wow i honestly had no idea i had a blogspot account. I just found ur blog via google a read every post. i have an ileo and it blows and also MDD and it extra blows and ur blog has made me feel good and not alone and laugh and generally been overall a great find. Thank you for writing it. Thank you so so much.