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MemberOctober 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm
Chronic Pain After Inguinal Hernia Repair (Boston)
Hi Michael, sorry to hear that you are going through this situation like so many of us. My conclusion about the whole thing is that simple, do your best to never get inguinal hernia, if it is even possible to do, cause it seems to change life in ways you couldn’t predict once you get yourself trapped into this chronic pain.
Your story is quite related to mine except the testicle pain part and that you had a wheelchair to leave the hospital, I had to walk myself a long hallway and people couldn’t believe how bad it was, “you need to walk” they said, actually it seems the ones around me still don’t understand, they keep recalling surgery from other people they know that went well and maybe it is phycological pain. I can wonder if I choose to. I just can’t believe it is happening to me when I remember how physically active I was before the surgery. Keep calm, , avoid stress, sleep well seems to be an important issue if you suffer from chronic pain. It helps.
Yesterday I had another scan and it only was able to confirm that there was no mesh resurgence. I don’t know what to do now, 9 doctors have seen me and they come to the same conclusion that everything seems quite “fine”. I had to leave work because of it. The problem is there in standby, if I lift a weight as heavy as a TV for example things get worse and takes me weeks sometimes 2 months to recover just a little depending the size of the effort. I had to avoid any physical effort since then and the social life like before is gone. Some adaptation is needed for sure. The best part is that now I have more time to contemplate life, it is new place seeing things happening and people doing their things, things I can’t afford anymore.
Take care. Get yoursef better and let us know.