About three weeks ago, I had surgery to repair a hiatal hernia. My surgeon said my stomach was almost completely in my chest, pushing on my heart and lungs. I had horrific pain in my abdomen following the surgery, and was living on hydrocodone. Today, Sunday June 29th, is the first day in almost three weeks that I can say the pain is almost non-existent. I feel 98% better.
Before the surgery, I could only eat about a child’s portion before I felt full, even stuffed. Now, I can eat an adult-sized portion, and my lungs can take in more air.
I am a Disabled Veteran, but chose Medicare to do this surgery, because the VA majorly screwed up a hip operation in 2010. I’ve suffered with pain in my hip every single minute since Sept 2010. The VA could not figure out why I had the pain after the surgery, so they just gave up trying and told me I’d probably suffer with this pain for the rest of my life.
Thanks, Veterans Administration.
So, all that is why I haven’t paid much attention to this blog. I expect to get back to this blog in the coming week or two. I appreciate your understanding and hanging in there.
Thanks for following!