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Unread 07-19-2007, 11:18 AM
Naval Pain

Dear Ann43,

My surgeon doesn't know I have a patch. He told me to come home and take aspirin, that was 6 weeks ago. He wasn't the least bit interested. He was concentrting on another patient that he said had was urgent. My primary has done so much for me, I don't think she can do anymore.
My surgeon does not have the best bedside manner. I was warned but also told he was the best. He doesn't even look me in the eye when he speaks to me. He talks to my husband.

I can't wait until this over.

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Unread 07-19-2007, 12:25 PM
Navel Pain - 8 weeks post-op

I understand how your feel. Although my surgeon is a woman. She can never seem to get out of the room fast enough when she was with me whether in her office or at the hospital. She actually stands a bit sideways when I am talking to her like she is ready to walk away. Then when I ask her extra questions she makes this little huffing sound like I am putting her out and crosses her arms. I think she forgot about the fact that I have paid her thousands of dollars to do this operation and that she has messed around inside a human body. The Saturday she singed me out of the hospital she said she had to run because she was getting her belly button pierced. Unbelievable!! She is really quite heartless. Its amazing to me how they get these attitudes.

I really think that a surgeon should not get their license to practice until each and every one of them has their abdomen (or whatever body area they are specializing in) cut open and sewn back together so they have to live through a recovery. That would straighten their attitudes right out!!

I'd love her to know exactly what gas pain feels like when its pushing on a stapled incision. Also how horrifically painful it is to have the incision split open and stay raw for 2 weeks. All she told me was "It looks really sensative. It has to heal from the inside so It'll take a while, you'll be ok"

As far as your guy, If I were you I'd interupt the doc while he is speaking and say "hello!! I am here! Would you mind talking to me about this".
Unread 07-20-2007, 07:44 AM
Naval Pain

Dear Ann43,

You said exactly what I was thinking. It seems once they do the surgery, they think that their job is finished. God forbid that maybe, just maybe, something was not done right. If my surgeon does not help me on August 17th, I am going to ask my primary doctor, who is wonderful and is appalled at the things my surgeon has said, to refer me to someone who can help me. I know she will as she is caring and spends as much time with a I need. After surgery, I had severe problems with my bowels. I was going every 15 minutes and wound up in emergency twice because I was dehydrated. My primary doctor helped me and within two days I was fine. What are we to do...We are at the mercy of doctors.

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Unread 07-20-2007, 07:53 AM
Navel Pain - 8 weeks post-op

You are really lucky to have a good primary care doctor. I have not gone to see mine yet but he is a great guy. I am not having any issues he can solve, that is unless he has a magic pill to solve the end-of-day bloating and my sadness about the extra fat on my belly HA HA.

All I know is I wish I could sleep right now. I am so tired now that I am back to being active in my life again. I am good on Monday but by late day Thursday I am on my last leg. I am really happy to be busy and working but really really tired by the time Friday comes.
Unread 07-20-2007, 08:14 AM
Naval Pain

Dear Ann43,

You would be surprised at what your primary doctor can do to help. I never thought of going to mine, but my husband had an appointment for a physical and asked her if he could talk about me before his physical and she said of course. He told her about all the pain I was having and she called me as soon as my husbands physical was over. She had me in her office at 8:15 am the next morning. She gave me things to help with the pain. I am very lucky to have her. Just give your primary a call and see if he can help.

Unread 07-22-2007, 09:20 PM
Navel Pain - 8 weeks post-op


How is everyone feeling? I have been on the patch awhile and it has been bearable. I'm able to walk, even run a little to get out of the way of cars. Is anyone better? If you know what I mean. The patch makes the pain bearable but the pain is still there if I'm not wearing the patch. With the patch on I can lift my leg, do situps, etc., but without the patch it is painful. I'm 13 weeks out from surgery and I'm starting to freak out. What if the pain never goes away!!!! I'm tired of seeing doctors, all they seem to talk about is follow-up care but what about the pain from the surgery!! I'm not interested in radiation, I just want answers for the pain.

Scary experience. Went for abdominal ultrasound, they started to talk about biopsy. I'm like, the prescription does not say biopsy, it says ultrasound. The technician is going on about using ultrasound for the biopsy and I'm like NO, there was nothing about needles on the prescription and I asked. The doctor finally came and did the ultrasound and told me everything was clean. Freaky and scary.
Unread 07-22-2007, 09:32 PM
Naval Pain

Hi Zippee,

I am 12 and am in still in pain. I got a rash from the patch so I can not wear it anymore. The pain on my incicison is like a big red pimple and when I walk for more than 5 minutes it gets unbearable. I still have to wait until August 17th before my doctor will see me. I hope he does something.

Unread 07-23-2007, 08:34 PM
Navel Pain - 8 weeks post-op

Hi Sosore,

Sorry to hear about your rash. Have you tried going off of it for a day and then wearing it for a couple of hours? I know I have to stop wearing it for 1 day a week because things start spinning. I usually do that on the weekend so I can be miserable at home.
Unread 07-23-2007, 09:06 PM
Naval Pain

Dear Zippee,

I have tried going off the patch for a couple of days and then wearing it again but the rash gets worse plus with the other meds I am taking, I get very sleepy and I feel "out of this world". I forget what I started to say and forget what I am doing. The only thing that doesn't happen is that the pain doesn't go completely away. Isn't that amazing with all the meds that I still have pain.

Unread 07-27-2007, 10:04 PM
Navel Pain - 8 weeks post-op

Hi SoSore,

If your incision is red, it could be an infection. I think you should either go back to your primary doctor and ask her to take a look or else find another gyn/onc. I don't care if this guy is the best or the director obviously he's not good enough if there is an emergency! I went to the hospital that was rated the best for gyn/onc. I plan to write to the magazine that did the rating and complain!

I have an appointment this week with the pelvic pain specialist. I'll see what he says. I had to give up my motrin/advil. My stomach is bothering me now. I'm just on the patch and tylenol. God I miss my motrin!!

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