|I still want to go back
||[Aug. 6th, 2008|12:02 pm]
I regret having my surgery. Today is 6 weeks from the day I had it. It looks beautiful but WOW it is distracting and hurting my work performance. It still hurts really really badly. I'll be taking the early train home.
Let it be known that it is the worst surgery I've ever had.
Oh Goodness--I have a headache from grinding my teeth again. This is ON pain medication. It STILL hurts this bad. Why did I do it? I paid to hurt like this?
No, today I don't give one flinging crap what I look like. GROUCHY is what I look like. Wanna see?
I SOOOO relate. It's a hellish surgery. Sheer purgatory.
Is yours finally finished healing?
Everywhere except where I ripped is reasonably healed, if still heavily scarred. The rip however, is still no where near done healing. I'm currently down to about 7 1/4cm. long, so that's *ALMOST* back to where I was before the second surgery that *seriously ripped*. I can't believe my doctor wanted me to even consider a third surgery after that (but she did)! I really don't know how much longer it's going to take to full heal at this point, but my hope is by the New Year I'll be fully functional.
For the most part, with the exception of the surgical wound, I began to feel human again sometime between 3 and 4 months out.
Oh gosh, I'm so sorry. That just sucks. I know you resolved some issues with your surgeon, but I'd still suggest having someone else take a look at you. I'm only 4 weeks out as of yesterday and I haven't had pain in a while. I'd say pain wise the experience was roughly on par with my bypass and mine was a Lap RNY to boot.
I had a lower body lift with a very extensive upper incision and repair. It's over 60" of incisions, so not even a normal LBL. It is nowhere near the experience of the RNY painwise. I'd give the RNY 3 on the scale of 1 to 10 and this one redefined the pain scale for me at 11 on the worst day.
2008-08-07 05:20 pm (UTC)
curiosity of the un-informed...
why does it hurt so much? the stitches hurt? the incisions hurt? or the muscles you had to get re-done hurt?
if you hadn't have to get the muscles re-done, would it hurt this much?
It hurts because umm they basically disassembled my entire torso and sewed it back together from the muscles up back and front. Then, to top that off they did the same thing up and down from breast to crotch. The flesh that used to be on my back is now on my front. So it's a combination of the two why it hurts to bad.
Even if they don't move the muscles they STILL have to anchor the flesh on it. It would hurt, but not as bad. Mine was a very extreme case, so I'm dealing with much more pain than many people who had a similar surgery.