Re: mesh or no mesh surgery
As many people are aware, I had a laporascopic mesh femoral hernia repair done 3 weeks ago. Mine got incarcerated and was causing serious swelling and pain and I had to make a faster decision then I was prepared to make. I have a daughter suffering from many serious health issues – so it was not easy to investigate as much as I wanted to.
I turned to this forum for better answers. I do feel there are members that have offered sound advise regarding their surgeries. But I am regretful for taking the contributing surgeons views that laporascopic mesh is the best choice for femoral hernia repairs. I had 5 hour surgery for major prolapses 4 years ago and did not feel that was half as invasive as this surgery was. My stomach does not feel right – I feel the 3 small incisions incurred damage to my intestinal area. I have never had stomach problems in my life – but often experience nausea and gurgling and discomfort all around my stomach area. And as far as the mesh goes- I feel strange slightly painful sensations going down to my knees, and tightness on my whole right side – my intestines seem to be kinked up. Two days ago I twisted in the car to get something and I had terrible pain for ten minutes as if my intestines got twisted or caught on something. Very disturbing. I have a throbbing ache around where the hernia was – likely from the seroma. I never got headaches – but experience very bad ones many times since surgery. I can only say that I just dont feel right. And I never experienced this with my last surgery. I would never recommend laparoscopic to anyone.
Being slim, I feel that I may have had a better chance of surgery without mesh – even with a femoral hernia. My surgeon said my hernia was a small one after my operation.
Now that I have the mesh in, I know I am stuck with it and any chance of repairing it without mesh is passed. I am highly regretful of not trying to do it without mesh the first time. I wish I had been given the advise to try SN open surgery without mesh with an experienced surgeon the first try.
I am writing this to those of you who are considering how to get yours done. In my experience – open surgery is best – and if you find the option – go without mesh. I wish I was given this advise. You’re most important decision is who your surgeon will be – but try to seek one who does not use mesh.
Log in to reply.