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Still on the pain 23

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823 days.

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!

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Below is an image that shows what a hernia looks from inside…

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The image credit goes to (a great website in German, who explains very well…):

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Still on the Pain 21

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Date: March 31, 2013

Day 465 after the surgery… More than 1 year!

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Hodenschmerzen nach Leistenbruch-Operation

Hoden-Schmerzen nach Leistenbruch-Operation

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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…):

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Still on the pain 19

Date: March 11, 2013

Day 445 after the surgery… More than 1 year

Pain Scale 6/10The 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…


Still on the pain-14

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.

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See below a video on a Colon polyp removal with a colonoscope:

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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 😦

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Related links:

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What’s a polyp and what’s a colonoscopy?

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Still on the pain-13

Date: September 19, 2012

Day 272 after the surgery…

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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…

Other links:

  • 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”:

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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…