Hope you are all as well as can be?
Sorry not posted for ages, been up and down with things. Well I finally had my “Ernie” the hernia operation done on 17/9/18 at the Royal Free. I was on the waiting list for 8 months but at my last surgeon appt, they prioritised me due to the pain I was constantly in. My hernia was on the right hand side along my scar and had been causing me pain for ages.
Turns out Ernie was bigger than my surgeon first thought and was partly trapped under my rib cage too. It was 25cm x 15cm!!!!!! No wonder it was hurting so much eh.
Operation was 3.5 hours and successful. Was in hospital for 7 days. It’s now been nearly 3 weeks since I had it done.
34 Staples were removed on Friday which has helped a bit. They wanted to leave them in for near on 3 weeks as MMF meds apparently takes longer for the body to heal (?).
I had my transplant in January 2017, an emergency operation 12 hours later from ICU as I had a bleed and now my hernia operation. I was blessed that my surgeon has done all 3 of my operations.
I’m praying that I’m finally on the road to recovery. Going to be a slow one again and I’m back to no driving, no lifting and not overdoing it again.
I have had a “side tuck”, not a tummy tuck!
Sending love to you all. Nicki xxxx