Jun 28, 2010 - 6:20 pm
Just got back from the PCP's office. I have an incisional hernia (related to my surgery/incision), about the size of silver dollar.
Treatment is anti-inflammatory drugs, pain pills, and have it fixed surgically at some point. If it gets bigger there is a risk of it becoming strangulated - meaning a loop of bowel could get "caught" and lose its blood supply. Not a good thing.
My gyn/oncologist is out of town for another week and a half. I want to talk to him and see if I can wait until my maintenance is over and if he will go just take a quick look-see while the surgeon is fixing me. He (gyn/onc) does not do second look surgeries, but since they will be in the neighborhood anyway, I thought he might be willing.
All in all, I guess it's good news. Could be a lot worse, I guess. Thank God for small favors.