Well I'm back from my appointment and glad to have that part over. They found very serious leakage and determined....and I qoute..."your last surgery was a failure". Ok, now that is funny in a way, because I kind of figured that out when I started leaking urine down my leg and that is why I sought a second opinion. He was very nice about everything and wants me to go have a CT done to test for a fistual before we schedule the surgery. It looks like surgery date will be the 14th of March and he will be doing a different kind. I'll have to stay in the hospital over night for this one and perhaps be released with a catheter, but it should fix the problem. He thinks one of two things occurred. One was that the surgery was improperly done and the position of the supports was all wrong or two that the surgery was Ok, but that it popped and has now failed. I'm inclined to believe a combination of both since I told the last guy exactly when I felt the internal pop and that a gush of urine was immediately released. He only wanted to give me some kind of overactive bladder medicine, but they determined today that I DO NOT HAVE overactive bladder....just a "really bad leak". At least the Dr had a good sense of humor about the whole thing and believes he can fix it. That part makes me really happy. The new surgery does not! If it turns out this one was from Dr error, I'm afraid I'm going to have to do something this time to see if I can hold him accountable. I'm sick of unqualified surgeons giving patients a line of BS and doing surgery that makes them worse than when they started.
Please don't get me wrong, I don't blame my back surgeon...he did the best he could, despite the bad outcome. I also didn't blame others who had little success, but I do blame this guy for not fixing what he knew was wrong. He has known this was a failure from two months out and he has been charging my insurance company some serious charges for things that were not done or were not done the way he described them. He also cut away the internal vaginal tissues before sewing me back up and I am furious about that! I don't believe that was his call to make. He was supposed to do what he called a simple 15 minute procedure that would stop stress incontinence and leave me feeling like new.....yeahhh right!
Ok, so I'll stop fussing now and get on with the next test and the next procedure. I'm also scheduled to see the cardio dr and the endo within the next couple of weeks, so it will be crammed full of apts and lovely procedures. I'm also sure I'll be having another upper endo done asap. I've had a ton of them, but I hate that feeling of groggy with a sore throat that comes later. Fun, fun, fun!!!
I hope everyone else will have a slower dr pace and less going on for the next month or two at least.
Failed fusion L5-S1, Pituatary damage, HGH Def, Fibro, Bladder surgery failure, Nissen Failure, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CTS (Bilateral Surgery completed), CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Vit D, A, Magnesium deficiency, Pre-glaucomic (sp?), HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia, Edema, too many Drug/Food allergies, sensitivites, and current meds to list.