Complications after Incisional Hernia Repair

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Pauliwog45
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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Well Peeps................hope everyone is doing well.

I had my incisional hernia repair on May 11, and I've been reluctant to post the results of the surgery because there has been complications. The surgery went ok, but 2 weeks after surgery, I developed an abscess. I was re-admitted and a litre of fluid was removed. The wound was opened for drainage and has remained open on VAC therapy since. I am outputting over 100cc fluid/pus per day, and it is not decreasing. My GP feels that I am rejecting the mesh and says it has to come out. I'm on antibiotics, but still have low grade fevers each day. I see the surgeon tomorrow to decide the next steps, but am resigning myself to another trip to the OR.

I guess I should really not be surprised with this outcome, knowing how Crohn's can affect the healing process. I was hoping though that after 5 weeks, the drainage would have at least started to decrease......but no luck.

Any advice? Experiences? Thoughts?

Thanks,
Paul

randynoguts
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   Posted 6/30/2009 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
hey paul. thats too bad.. im assuming that the pus has been cultured and they are using the correct antibiotic to eliminate the bacteria? what are you taking? by pill or IV? it makes adifferance believe me. ive had mesh a couple times but never had a problem with it. but hey if its causing that much trouble, better to get it out sooner than later. good luck , randy
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Pauliwog45
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   Posted 6/30/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

Thanks for the message. I saw my surgeon today, and he debrided the entire wound. There was a lot of necrotic tissue, and he feels that there is actually no infection. Surprise there. He is not ready to remove the mesh yet, but rather will debride the wound twice a week and continue with the VAC therapy. He feels that surgery to remove the mesh will be a last resort, but made it clear that he may have to do so. He also says he has seen this in Crohn's patients before, but only in one case did he have to do revisional surgery. Which was kind of a relief to me. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Paul

Pauliwog45
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   Posted 6/30/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
........and I was on Keflex and then cipro.........

btw Randy.........just saw your photos on your site..........we have the same belly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Cheers

randynoguts
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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
hey paul, maybe between the two of us we can make a belly button?
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Pauliwog45
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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I miss my belly button............I had a very sexy inny........if I do say so myself...

too funny

Paul
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