Date: March 31, 2013
Day 465 after the surgery… More than 1 year!
As I am still on pain level 6/10 and that I have ONLY an appointment on April 17, 2013 with the surgeon, so I decided to collect some information about chronic pain after an inguinal hernia surgery. Apparently 10-16%, some say even 30% of patients suffer from chronic pain after the inguinal hernia surgery. Here below my link collection in different languages (I am multilingual…):
- http://www.leistenbruch-muenchen.com/ (German)
- http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-63806951.html (German)
- http://www.bncev.de/index.htm?/fachartikel/artikel_2008/artikel_feb08/20001m_250208_c.htm (German)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2075594/ (English)
- http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203833004577249344022834000.html (English 2012)
- http://hernia.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=42 (English)
- http://www.groinhernia.net/index.php/en/articles/155-kronik-agri-sendromu.html (English)
Date: October 02, 2012
Day 285 after the surgery…
As I made recently a colonoscopy I had to visit the specialist (I got a phone call to make an appointment) which I did 2 weeks ago. I got explained that they found a polyp of 2 cm diameter and that the biopsy revealed growing cancer cells in the polyp! I was shocked, but I got told that as long as the cancer cells are ONLY found in the polyps that there isn’t any problem as long as it is not moving into the colon.
I should do now once every year a colonoscopy as a prevention to detect eventually found polyps! But as I am a bit proactive thinking I asked to do the first one already in 6 months, in March 2013.
See below a video on a Colon polyp removal with a colonoscope:
So, that’s meant that I am now a risk patient!!! But as I did on a regular base (every 2 years) since 14 years already a colonoscopy they detected it by time! I suggest anyway to anybody to do a colonoscopy also up from age 40-45, especially men.
First of all I need to get my brain used to that, that’s the difficult part of it, not easy at all…
I am still on the pain as well and hopefully one day doctors will find out from where it does come, not funny at all to live like that 😦
What’s a polyp and what’s a colonoscopy?
Date: September 19, 2012
Day 272 after the surgery…
There are probably different problems as my house doctor said, problems with the bladder, the back and perhaps also the possibility of an inflammation due to the implanted artificial nets to close the holes in the tissue…
I found out also this on Wikipedia and will ask my doctor(s) about it after the next tests are made: “Neuropathic pain is defined as pain in the sensory distribution of an offended nerve. This may be due to preexisting stretch injury or intraoperative nerve injury. It is often described as stabbing and burning. Nociceptive pain includes somatic and visceral pain. Somatic pain may be due to chronic inflammation from tissue injury and is described as gnawing, tender, and pounding. Visceral pain can manifest as testicular and ejaculatory pain which may be associated with mesh ingrowth into spermatic cord structures…
- Post-operative Inguinodynia from Hernia Surgery
- Inguinodynia as a hernia post-operative chronic pain syndrome may occur due to an assortment of causes including mesh shrinkage, inflammation, scarification, as well as surgical technique.
This above is ONLY something which I will ask the doctor(s) after some tests are made and nothing else would be found, I don’t make a self-diagnostic! But I want to be informed about what is going on and helping myself to get out of this never ending story…
So now on October 17, 2012 I will get a flexible “Cystoscopy” to find out what problems are with the bladder (there are some…) and after that probably also a “Scintigraphy” to find out if and where are some inflammations…
See below some videos about “Cystoscopy”:
Once again, I don’t make a self-diagnostic and videos are ONLY published for my own curiosity (I want to know what’s going on before the intervention…) and visitors could see it also if wanted so…
Date: April 2012, day 143 after the surgery
I had a new scanner control and everything looks fine, but still pain but only 2-3/10 on the pain scale… The doctor told me that I can work normal again at home and no restrictions anymore on lifting weights, which were restricted to 5kg before!
As I had stomach problems so I made also a endoscopy and the results were that I have a “sliding hiatus hernia” also as other problems with the stomach also; no wonder: 2 years taking strong drugs…
Whats a “sliding hiatus hernia”?
I got some special medication (drugs) and there is no need for a new surgery, more than happy 🙂
An instructional video who shows how such a surgery is made…
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…)…
Feelings after the surgery