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 20, 2013
Day 454 after the surgery… More than 1 year!
Yesterday I got the results from last colonoscopy, a very good one! NO CANCER found anymore, but although they found a new polyp of 1cm diameter (0.4 inches), but not presenting cancer! I am feeling very HAPPY about that. Next colonoscopy will be in a year, it is BETTER to control it, one never knows…
I am still on pain level 6-7/10 and so I had also yesterday an appointment with the family doctor where I got a prescription for a new medication, “LYRICA 75mg“, a medication which should calm the pain in the nerves…
My pain story started after a surgery of two inguinal hernias, and after all the examinations done by an UROLOGY specialist this one didn’t find any UROLOGY problems and told me to visit again the surgery specialist to find out from where the pain comes. But he told me also that it would be probably a nerve or some nerves who were getting touched or other possibility also is that the nerves are getting touched by the implanted artificial net…
Wait and see… Tomorrow I will contact the surgery specialist to get an appointment again..
Date: March 09, 2013
Day 443 after the surgery… More than 1 year
I finished all the tests on Urology and the doctor says that there are no Urology problems! OK, good news, but still on the pain which increased again! I am now on 4-5/10 on the pain scale. The doctor told me that I should visit again the surgery doctor, probably there were some nerves touched during the surgery. Will the pain ever go away or must I stay for the rest of my life with it, not feeling confident at all anymore…
I had also a colonoscopy again, 6 months after the last check up as on the last check up a polyp from 2 cm in diameter (0.8 inches) was found. A new polyp was found with already 1 cm diameter (0.4 inches) after only 6 months! On March 19, 2013 I will know then the results…
Never ending story, to be continued…
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…