Reply To: Mike M’s troubling response…question for pinto cpk and others?
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Here is the sequence of statements Mike M. Watchful must have been feeling down, he interpreted your words in the worst way and added his own. Sorry watchful, I know you’re disappointed about your results but your path to Shouldice was correct, based on the hernia that you thought you had. Your real problem is the poor diagnosis in the beginning, and the fact that surgeons, generally, lock in on a technique instead of having a broad skill set that allows them to choose the best option. That is, I think, a more general failing of the medical profession. Another example of surgeons doing what they do, so the diagnosis doesn’t really matter. Shouldice surgeons do Shouldice, lap TEP surgeons do lap TEP, robotic equipment surgeons do robotic lap TAPP.
Excellent discussion with hernia genius JF–Watchful bryant pinto..mike m
Post #34620 Mike M: Pain was only bad that first week. Some tension the weeks that followed and then it fades into nothing. I can still feel something in that area but nothing of mention. You can only really feel the scar tissue the first few months maybe. The nerves seem settle down and accept the repair after a while. I am starting to “forget” I even had hernia surgery now which was the end goal.
Post #34621 watchful: This doesn’t sound so great. Having symptoms for months after surgery, and still feeling something there after a year (even if minor) isn’t great. Not bad, but not the most desired result. We need to remember that you didn’t even have a large hernia.