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Colorectal surgery with resection using mesh

I had a rectal prolapse along with low back pain after being rear-ended. The colorectal surgeon said surgery could possibly help with back pain. I left the hospital with an infection, packed it for six weeks and had to have a hernia repair. The surgeon used mesh to connect the rectum to the colon - he cut a hole in the side of the rectum to connect; capping off the area he cut. Never have I had gastro pain like this. I'm told by three other surgeons that using mesh is not the norm, but removing it is dangerous. I'm in constant pain, possibly because a nerve, sacral plexus, was damaged. Does this make sense to anyone out there?
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  • Please, my husband is patient and kind, but he cannot understand my situation. If I walk, I'm in pain; if I walk, I'm taking meds. My mood swings are awful and I have been through the gamut with doctors, to include a miserable surgery. I am not sociable. We moved here to be with our daughters and grandchildren, and, unfortunately, I had an SI injection that, included with bad surgery, has me in constant pain. I have days I can put my mind to something and just do it, so I hear "you did it yesterday." Anyone have advice
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