Hi. I haven't posted on here in a while. I had surgery last year and had some questions and got some great answers here. Now I am having surgery again for a hernia I developed from the last surgery and I was wondering if anyone else has had this done. Here is a short background of my situation.
I had resection surgery back in Oct. 2008. Started as arthroscopic but had an infection so I had a 2nd open surgery 2 days later and had more removed. Then I got out of the hospital 2 weeks later and got an infection 2 days after I got home and had to go back. The doctor then took out my staples and opened me up completely. I had to pack the wound for a few months and it healed with a very large scar and indention in my gut.
Now I have to do the surgery to fix a hernia. The surgeon said he is going to cut out all of the scar tissue and open me up all the way again and put the mesh in there and close it back. He says it will fix my scar to where I will only have a vertical scar on the cut instead of having this big crater in my stomach.
Has anyone here had something similar before? If so, how long did it take to recover and get back to close to normal? He said that I will probably have more pain after this surgery than the last one because he is cutting out so much scar tissue. I know the risks are relatively low but I'm still a little worried after my last experience.
Sorry for the long post.