Oct 02, 2010 - 2:18 am
Has anyone still on the forum experienced an open partial? There are heaps of posts from radical lap patients, and I know you all have a particular set of concerns, but mine are a bit different. I have a 16" incision scar and half a kidney, which aches like blazes, day & night. I also have severe lumbar arthritis and am unable to take NSAIDS. I've been given Panadeine but can never get comfortable- even if I find a good position incision-wise I have to keep moving coz the arthritis pain becomes overwhelming. Does anyone else have this problem? Also, is there anything I could do about the scar which itches like crazy?
Apart from that, I feel stronger every day and know it will all get better with time- which, thank God, I now have!!!