Having second thoughts! Input please.
I am scheduled for my ventral/incisional/midline repair…retromuscular with polypropylene mesh and a modified component separation next week!! A big operation which I expect to be extremely painful!
Alas, a rescheduled consult with a plastic surgeon here, he suggested that he thinks a primary repair with some biologic mesh or even vicryl (?) might allow this defect to try and continue to heal without permanent foreign body. Of course, I love the idea of “trying” this, but I had just gotten my head around the absolute need for mesh in my condition.
What are the downfalls of attempting this no-mesh/biologic repair….or would you just stick to my plan and do it “permanently” the first time? This process is maddening as every doctor, all highly qualified, is presenting me with an alternative option. Should I cancel this surgery and continue to research more? My supposition is that I am just avoiding the inevitable.
Losing sleep and ready to move on with my healthy life!
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