In December 2009, I had a complete hysterectomy. Since one of my ovaries was huge from a mass (NON-cancerous!), I had a vertical incision. Surgery was Tues. morning and I went home Thurs. morning. One week visit with surgeon went fine. I told him of my concerns of a "pop" a few different times when I'd sneeze. He said he wasn't worried about it, that everything looked good. I was feeling great!
Two weeks post-op, I felt like crap. I had horrible pain across my upper abdomen. It felt like an intestinal flu or something. I called my surgeon and he said it was normal. I didn't think so, but put my faith in the guy.
Exactly 3 weeks to the day of having my surgery, I was having emergency surgery to fix a hernia where the inner incision didn't hold, my bowel protruded and about a foot of my bowel had to be removed because it had died off. It was a different surgeon for this operation and the recovery was horrible. I woke up with what looked like two testicles hanging out of my pubic area - turns out they were some sort of drainage bulbs! I had several 'stay' sutures, so my tummy looked like an old-fashioned TV antenna patterned all over it. They were soooo tight and I was soooo miserable. I had to wear a tight binder for two months afterward.
There have been times since that second operation where I get soooo sick. I have horrible pain in my abdomen and vomiting that lasts for 3-4 hours. I don't know what's causing it. The doctor's don't know what's causing it. I even spent another 3 nights in the hospital in February because of it. No CT's were done, no x-rays were done, I was just loaded up with Toradol (which didn't help!) and left to myself. Since that time, I've sort of figured out that different foods will cause these 'spells', and I avoid them. It's a trial-and-error type of thing now with everything I eat.
I was/am still overweight. Is that what caused this in the first place? Should my first surgeon have caught this problem before it got so bad? Is this medical malpractice?
I also have diabetes, asthma/COPD, and spondylolysthesis. I was denied for disability.
Thanks for your time.