I am now 1 year post op in St Thomas's London with the brilliant and lovely James Gossage. I am recovering well and have returned to work full time. I suffer from occasional severe bouts of "reactive hypoglycemia" and am working to control that through diet (no chocolate) and Dextrose (when the symptoms start). I have had two bouts of losing consciousness due to this!! so am now booked to meet a gastroenterologist - Fingers crossed.
Since my surgery (done through my throat and tummy) I have suffered from a bad ache/pain in my rear left back rib cage area. Almost under my left arm. This is at it's worst when walking, which I do a lot of. It is not agony but is very painful at worst and uncomfortable at best. Taking Paracetamol barely touches it, so I have been prescribed Dihydrocodeine - 30mg which do give some relief and enable me to enjoy my dog walks.
Is it okay that I am scoffing Dihydrocodiene tablets (between 4 & 6 per day) to get relief?
Does anybody else suffer from this left rear side pain? and what do you do.
I did try a course of physiotherapy but that gave no gains apart from at the actual time of the physio session. Within a day the pain was back to where it remains i.e. Constant.
I hope not to sound like a moaner. As I 100% enjoy the fact that I am alive. I just want to try to understand normality for me/us and get on with life and having fun.
Since surgery I have seen my second grand daughter arrive. Witnessed my beautiful eldest daughter pass her GCSE's with A's & B's and my gorgeous youngest daughter blossom into a friend and young lady. My wife never quit on me (though many would have done). So I am blessed but with a back ache.
PS: I also scored my first ever hole in one at golf. This after a life time spent trying.