Apr 07, 2005 - 2:51 pm
surgery was 3 weeks ago today. 10 days after surgery I ended up in the ER w/an infection in the upper part of my incision (incision was from pubic bone to just below belly button). ER doc cleaned it up (after removing most of my staples) stuffed me w/gauze and sent me home. "This happens in 10% of all colorectal surgeries" was his comment. Back to the surgeon earlier this week and he had to open up 2 other areas of my incision because of bacteria/infection there too. So....
How long did it take to heal the wound for those of you who encounted this? Otherwise I feel fine, but this incision deal is a "pain in the gut" (not butt). Let me know and thanks! Brian.