My surgeries with text and images…

Archive for December, 2011

Still on the pain-5

Hi,

Date: December 30, 2011.

Day 39 after the surgery, still a lot of pain but the swelling is going away slowly… and the hematomas (bruises) are looking much better now…

 

Next week, on January 05, 2012 I will have a new control in the hospital… I should know more about then…

 


Still on the pain-4

Date: December 23, 2011.

Day 32 after the surgery, still a lot of pain but the swelling is going away slowly… and the hematomas (bruises) are looking much better now…

 

One day before Christmas, pain is still there 😦 Hematomas (bruises) are looking much better and there where one sees still the hematomas the pain is nearly gone… But now pain in genitals and lower part are is becoming very strong… 7-8/10 on pain scale 😦

 

 


Still on the pain-3

Date: December 19, 2011.

Day 28 after the surgery, still a lot of pain but the swelling is going away slowly… and the hematomas are looking much better now…

Since the surgery I lost 5 Kg of weight, not sure if this is normal (???)… On January 5, 2012 I will have a new control and I will check my weight and report it to the doctor… I will need also to make an Endoscopy as I have big troubles with my stomach due to the masses of drugs I needed during the last months…

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My life quality: Do I have still some?

Hi,

Life quality, do I still have some? Since at least 4 months certainly not anymore 😦 or very little… Two surgeries in 3 month time which gave me a lot of sleepless nights because of huge pain (even with drugs…), who were difficult surgeries and so I couldn’t move a lot nor driving a car for minimum 3 weeks (that was hard, no liberty…) and with the last surgery, the inguinal hernia surgery I am still coping with and this after already one month after the surgery… Watch published images and you will understand…

But today I took the courage (even with pain) to visit two Xmas markets in Luxembourg (Europe), my country… I was driving the car (I was feeling FREE again, liberty…) for +/- 70 Km (+/- 44 miles), WOW what a feeling… 🙂 Like new born kid, LOL 😉

Nearly 4 months without driving a car, without seeing friends, staying at home without going out, with a lot of pain, without being able to do any sort of work at home, ONLY sitting behind the computer to pass time… I was feeling like unchained, feeling like a flying bird…

Even that I met some friends on those markets, good talk and a lot of laughing together (good for the moral…)… I feel a bit happy now 🙂 Meeting real humans is better than only meeting people on Internet…

I took some photos from those two markets and I created also a blog about, you may check out here:

 


Education Hernia Repair Inguinal (Open) PreOp® Patient Surgery

 


Inguinal Hernia Surgery Repair

An instructional video who shows how such a surgery is made…


Still on the pain-2

Date: December 16, 2011.

Day 25 after the surgery, still a lot of pain but the swelling is going away slowly… and the hematomas are looking much better now…

Not anymore that much pain where the hematomas are but still a lot of pain in the genitals, but at last they are on normal size again… On day 2 after the surgery they were about 3-5 times bigger as the normal size and that wasn’t funny at all 😦 For 3 weeks time I had big problems with that… Women won’t have that much problems when getting a surgery of hernia(s), but men will…

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Still on the pain :(

Hi,

Date: December 14, 2011.

Yesterday I was in hospital for a control, the second control anyway… The doctor told me that my hematomes are normal and the pain also and I got some new stronger drugs against the pain… He told me also that the hematomes would take probably some more days (weeks???) before it would look normal again and the pain would also be present still for a long time 😦

I took those new drugs today and must say that I feel a bit better… Will make some photos tomorrow and post them in here to show the difference from last days…


Don’t give up…

Hi,

I am fed up with pain every day since two years already now. Feeling down, my feelings down in the video… Can’t work, can’t make anything else then sitting on the PC (at last this…)…


Recovering after the surgery of 2 complicated hernias-part3

Date: December 12, 2011.

Day 21 after the surgery, still a lot of pain but the swelling is going away slowly… and the hematomas are looking much better now…

Tomorrow I will have to go to the hospital for control, will know probably more then…

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Recovering after the surgery of 2 complicated hernias-part2

Date: December 10, 2011.

Day 19 after the surgery, still a lot of pain but the swelling is going away slowly… and the hematomas are looking much better now…

Didn’t sleep at all last night 😦

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Recovering after the surgery of 2 complicated hernias…

Date: December 07, 2011.

Day 16 after the surgery, still a lot of pain but the swelling is going away slowly… and the hematomas are looking much better now… Yesterday I was able to drive the car again (only 500 meters…) and this after 15 days only of recovering from the surgerie…

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Surgery of 2 hernias

Date: December 03, 2011.

Only 6-7 weeks after my colon surgery I had a new surgery; a surgery of 2 hernias with complications as the tissue was already scared over… more the doctor didn’t told me… but he told me that it was a difficult surgery (???)… images show this… Date of surgery: November 21, 2011.

Image(s) above after 12 days following the surgery, it’s already looking much better than five days ago, that was looking horrible… And even myself was feeling that much shocked about it that I didn’t want to take a photo of it! Date: December 03, 2011.

So imagine how it was five days ago, imagine much more black and violet and this also beneath the navel through to beneath the genitals… Not funny at all and I don’t talk even about the pain 😦

After 12 days I am not still able to drive a car, nor to walk more than 100 meters… still needs a couple of weeks to recover… hard, hard, hard…

I thought my surgery of the colon was the most painful surgery, but this one I have problems to cope with, it is very painful and it takes very long to heal and to recover from it… The doctor said that the pain will be there for a couple of weeks and that I would need 3-4 months to recover completely from it (I need to take courage…)…


Alive and (and try) kicking… LOL

Feelings after the surgery


Surgery of right colon

Test,

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Coming soon…


Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement

 

Photos above: Here the day after the surgery…

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The slideshow shows the X-Ray-control after … months, everything is OK.

Find more (in French) here: it’s my testimonial about more than 20 weeks with photos and videos L’opération du genou


Scalpel Art

Hi,

Strange Title for a blog, isn’t it? Why did I chose this title? And for which reason this blog?

I had a lot of surgeries and decided to make my experience available as a testimonial for other persons how to cope with health problems and the need to get a surgery. I will not only post photos from my surgeries, but also giving my testimonial about what I lived with it…

When you see the photos, you will understand the name “Scalpel Art“…

Explaining in detail what I lived through with my surgeries with also some good tips and useful links where people who are in a bad health situation will get some professional advice…

Disclaimer: shown photos and videos may be felt as shocking for some people, take care and stop reading if so!!!

PS: English is not my mother tongue, be gentle with me, thanks ;)