surgery girl, I had colon cancer 4 yrs ago & lost a huge part of my colon, ended up with a colostomy bag for almost a year (a very humblung experience might I add). since then, I returned to work & ended up pulling a singe then double and now a triple hernia..each one involving a complete open surgery since im not a candidate for lapriscopic surgery. this time, the doc told my family i have entirely too much scar tissue and he doesnt want to/or cant do any more surgeries on my stomach, ever!!
I completely understand what you are going through, im facing the same road ahead. I asked my surgeon what it looked like when he got inside my stomach?? he said...it looked ike a bucket of super glue (ex:super glue being the scar tissue) was poured in on top of my vital organs. yeah my thoughts exactly, i guess im gonna have problems from that.
My delima is...im only 48 and have 22 yrs invested in a career of law enforcement... the past four yrs have been prety rough having to pretty much fake it as far as pain goes, do the job and go home but dont let em see you hurt! did i mention I am a female, which ups the stakes a little lol. my question is, this hasnt really been anything close to normal or 100% for over 4 yrs. do we qualify for social security disability or do we have to act normal and hurt with stomach pains the rest of our lives?
I prob wasnt any help to you, but I feel your pain, I just didnt know other ppl existed like me...god love us!!!View Thread