Hernia after colorectal cancer surgery: Anyone else?
I was diagnosed in April2019, and had my first surgery on 5/6 (opensurgery), with a second one 10 days later due to an anastomotic leak. The second surgery left me with a wound vac for a month. I had a third surgery (laparoscopic) in 8/19 for an obstruction, developed a fistula in 9/19 and had a bowel perforation on 11:6/19 requiring another open surgery. I developed sepsis at that time and was in ICU for 10 days and hospitalized for 5 weeks. I’ve been recovering nicely but having a bulge near my belly button. I met with the surgeon yesterday and it is a hernia. He said it needs repaired but wants me to wait at least a year from last surgery. How common is this and what did you do to eliminate the discomfort? I’m an active person and like to workout