Already NOW 823 days after the surgery and STILL pain, doesn’t go away! On the pain scale I am again on 8-10 and NOW I got again antibiotics ===> AUGMENTIN 1.000 mg/62,5 mg <===. They helped last time, so hopefully ALSO this time. I will be soon on “Disability Pension” (early Retirement due to health problems) and waiting till I get the first check paid. After that I will visit the doctor again to sort out the problem, if necessary a new surgery might be possible as it is probably an allergic reaction to the mesh repair. This is nearly by 100% sure as I had a 5 hour examination from a Prof.Dr. XXXX on 15.10.2012 where they mentioned a possible infection also in their report!
Below is an image that shows what a hernia looks from inside…
The image credit goes to (a great website in German, who explains very well…):
Day 518 after the surgery… More than 1 year!
As I had an appointment on April 17, 2013 with the surgeon, here what happens: for the surgeon there are NO problems; he sent me to someone else specialized in pain treatment. BUT the funny about that is that this service isn’t anymore existing in the same hospital where he is working 😦 NOR that these consultations will get paid back by the social insurance… One consultation would cost 150 €, which is about 194 US$, a lot of money and this without any warranty.
Now comes the most interesting and nearly unbelievable; I had a serious flu and my family doctor prescribed me antibiotics, guess what happens? My pain in the scrotum nearly disappeared completely, I am feeling much more happy now. I still will try to get an appointment soon by my family doctor to find out how we can get the pain completely away. I want also an answer on why the pain disappeared by taking antibiotics and why they left me for more than 500 days in pain…
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: March 11, 2013
Day 445 after the surgery… More than 1 year
The pain is increasing again and I am now on pain scale level 6/10, not knowing what is happening!??? My moral is (???), need to fight hard to net letting me go down! It’s too long anyway, I need to upgrade my courage as I start to rant too much on Social-Media, not good 😦
I am NOT anymore the person I was before the operation, I wish to become the same again as I start to hate myself for what I am now (mentality)! No life quality anymore with chronically pain, it starts slowly to destroy me, even spouse told me that I changed too much; not good at all to hear it from her…
Date: January 30, 2013
Day 405 after the surgery… More than 1 year
Yesterday I visited my Urology Doctor again, probably for the last time. He told me that there is NO Urology problem and that possibly some nerves were getting touched during the surgery and that’s why there is still some pain. He told me to visit again the doctor who made the surgery, endless story… SO, I will try to get a new appointment to find out what it is definitely and hopefully it will get sorted out and hopefully I will get some medication to get rid of the pain…
Date: December 18, 2012
Day 362 after the surgery… Nearly 1 year 😦
I got a P.E.T. scan who revealed infections in the scrotum and a Cystoscopy will be made on Thursday December, 18. After I took antibiotics “Ciproxine 500mg” I feel already much better, but still problems with pain. Hopefully on Thursday they will find the answer about my persistent problems…
Date: November 16, 2012
Day 330 after the surgery…
The pain is getting stronger again, can’t leave without taking “Diclofenac” medication 😦 Yesterday I made a Scintigraphy with Gallium and today a Scintigraphy with Technetium. I have seen the doctor after the Scintigraphy but she couldn’t tell me yet and told me to wait till mid next week! So next week my house doctor will get the results and me also then, but she asked for probably the necessity for a P.E.T. scan… Wait, see and hope…