MemberFebruary 15, 2015 at 9:44 pm
Chronic pain and recurring Hernias
A huge thank you for reaching out to the Dr for me. Even if it doesn’t help, it means a lot to me to feel heard! This board has been so helpful and is such a support. Just to have a place to complain and know someone “gets” it is huge! It has been a weird journey not knowing who to turn to. I have had to do so much research on my own and this sight has helped so much! I have added two pictures. The first is me 2.5 years ago at the top of Mt. St. Helens. I had pushed myself harder than ever to get fit and climb it. I found my first hernia 2 months later. The second picture was this summer. We did a family trip to Europe only 5 weeks after my last surgesurgery. I spent a lot of time sitting and watching my family…but was so happy to even be there. Over this past two years I have gained 40 pounds which I know has not helped at all. My hearts desire is to one day get back up that mountain! I haven’t given up hope yet that I can!