So mentally destroyed – right inguinal hernia repair with mesh – 4 years later
I am a late twenties male and my life has been ruined by my right-side inguinal hernia mesh repair back in 2013. I have become so mentally destroyed after years of symptoms without relief. This is affecting everything from sleeping, to eating, to sex and I cannot stand this anymore. I have struggled for years while trying to find relief, yet no matter who I go to and who I see, they all tell me I’m “imagining” my symptoms, it’s “all in my head”, or that “nothing can be done”. How big of a coincidence is it that I was fine the day before surgery and all of my problems began after I came out of anesthesia in the post-op room, that very same day?
I am currently living out of my car. My health has spiraled out of control. I have tremendous problems with eating and sleeping because of this. My cognition is in the toilet. I was the definition of health and exercise, and now I can hardly recognize myself. Asking around for surgeons who will remove the mesh successfully has proven to be a waste of time, and I’m tired of being redirected into “pain management” programs or given Lyrica and told to shut up.
Does anyone here know of a surgeon who will take out the mesh, and do so successfully? I have been looking into a few doctors online but I have heard some horror stories. I won’t mention names. I’m looking for someone that can get me back on my feet and back to work.
I unfortunately am off good insurance and now have Medicare. Finding a surgeon that takes Medicare that isn’t at a large, well-known hospital might be a stretch.
I’d be willing to sell my car and live on the street to pay for surgery if that’s what it meant to be healthy again. All I want is my life and health back. Any help would be appreciated.
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