Yipee yi-o ki-a,
Galloping all the way
Here comes Quick Draw McGraw.
No idea why I’m singing that! Maybe because I’m happy, because tomorrow- nearly a year to the day since pain started in earnest - I’m getting my complex hernia fixed (large incisional and umbilical hernias) - so for now it’s a 👍.
Anyone remember Brett11 - I bet you “oldies” - forum oldies that is - do. He had a hernia and he called it Big Bertha. Thankfully Big Bertha met her demise a few months ago after Bob had waited a long time to be mended - maybe even longer than me? If you look at NHS websites incisional hernias are considered cosmetic - but then if they get very big then that verdict soon changes 😕👎.
Three months ago in a thread of the same name I warned about being careful of lifting things after your Transplant - or I suppose any stomach op 😕. I’m sure mine started about the 6 month mark but may have been earlier - but certainly got worse and worse after the 6 month “keep out zone” time period. Despite two US scans it was hypothesised as just nerves mending. Hmm got fed up with them saying that every month until a very very nice Consultant got me a CT scan (They’re all very nice but he was very very nice 😀). Say no more 😀 - we all - well a lot of us - know how good CT scans are!
Hence this new thread is just a reminder to be so very very careful. (Yes I know there can be other reasons for hernias to occur but....).
Take care all you transplantees or those about to have Transplants - again I wish I had!!
PS I may be brave and post a before and after photo later 🤞🤞