On the day that I went to have my staples removed, I had told the doctor that I was having a ton of pain around the staple area on my front. He assured me that what I was feeling was normal post op pain. Less than a week later, I sprung a leak, an understatement, from the area. Long story short, a large amount of fluid had built up in a pocket along the incesion. The general surgen reopened me, in his office, about three inches long and two and a half inches deep. That was over two months ago. Since then, I have daily packings done by a visiting nurse. We tried a wound vac, and that was the most painful thing that I have ever seen. Two weeks ago, I noticed a small hole in the side of this wound. It looked to be healed over and the doctor checked it and said that it appeared ok. Now in the mean time I had started PT and my pain level increased alot. I thought that being more physical was the cause of this. NOT!
I made an emergency visit with the general surgen and low
and behold, there was another pocket. This one runs side to side about two inches deep. Had blood work done, have a CT
scan tonight. The thought is another pocket of fluid or
diverticultis. I guess the moral of this story is
if something doesn't feel right, don't listen to anyone but
yourself and pay attention to what your body is telling you.