Posted 8/6/2007 1:07 PM (GMT -7)
As some of you know, I had surgery 4 weeks ago to attempt to remove a nerve entrapement in my abdominal wall area. The surgery went well, however the pathology results came back, and there was no evidence of an abnormality (entrapped nerve) in the section of tissue they removed....ugh I was so upset to hear this b/c my pain prior to the surgery has returned.
So...I see the surgeon a week from Wednesday to discuss this and talk about more options. He said it could take up to 8 weeks to totally heal, however as many of you know, I know my body and pain the best. I know its my old pain now and I've known this for about a week now.
It is so disheartening and upsetting to me, although I knew it was not a 100% guarantee of success for this rare surgery to attemt. My surgeon did tell my family right after surgery that if this didnt work, they know that the nerve is definitely clipped under or attached to the rib. He said we'd wait and see and maybe consult with a cardio thoracic surgeon. He wanted to perform the least invasive surgery as possible to see first if it was successful....
Thank you all for listening, its just I've been so bummed out, all of this, so many years, and still pain. I know so many people have it much much worse than me, but I am too young to deal with this, yet trying to stay as positive as possible. Sending you all a pain free day....
25 years old, living in Cleveland, Chronic abdominal wall pain due to nerve entrapment. I have IBS-D and neuropathy. Gall bladder removed, failed exploratory nerve surgery, pancreatitis, several hospitalizations for IBS flareups. Medications: Questran, Align, Ambien, Percocet, Thiamine, Zyrtec-D
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