posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 11:27 PM
My hernia surgery was a nightmare. The one behind my belly button came out fine but the large one on my left lower abdomen is a nightmare. I have to
wear bibs most of the time, the belt hits it and it irritates the ss staples. My brother had to have all the ss hardware removed from his hip because
he wasn't healing, evidently they said he is allergic to the Stainless steel, a very rare condition. My mother was also allergic to every metal but
gold. So it it what the staples are made of that is the problem? I do not know and like you the surgeon just told me the problems will go
away....that was eight years ago, I suppose when I die they will go away. Going back to the Surgeon is worthless, I couldn't pee for four days after
the surgery and called the hospital after two days. They told me that having problems with peeing was normal...drink water. That was a big mistake.
I called the doctor after four days, still no pee, sore as hell and something leaking into my scrotum. the nurse said I have an appointment the next
day and to talk to the doctor. Finally I went pee once before the appointment and the doctor blew me off saying for me to come back in a week again.
I couldn't drink any water or even coffee for two weeks, in fact I ate hardly anything because of the pain in my bladder. It took years for the
bladder to start working well again, and I cannot hold more than ten ounces in it to this day. It isn't prostate either, somehow it must have
scarred my bladder or something and it doesn't hold much.
I thought that surgeons listened to the problems after the fact, they used to. Well, actually, I rarely got to talk to the doctor himself,other than
the two five minute appointments, his secretaries were the ones who blew me off and they never told him about my problem.
Just like when I had some problem moles removed, the surgeon said he put permanent stitches in and they would have to be pulled. The nurse came in
and cut them off instead of pulling the stitches when I went back. She was worried about hurting me by pulling the stitches so decided to cut them
off thinking they were disprovable stitches. When I asked her why she wasn't pulling them she said they would work themselves out someday. My
granddaughter was pulling stitches out of those areas for six months, they wouldn't heal right till the stitches were pulled. I had six or seven
moles removed, what a nightmare that turned out to be. This was not the surgeons fault, it was the one he sent in to pull them that didn't look at
They have a new business here that took over the hospital, I hope that they are better. Don't people ever look at the charts anymore or write things
down and give the info to the doctor anymore?