Apr 25, 2012 - 8:43 pm
So, Tom's pain in the shoulder was not getting better. He was taking pain killers, which were helping a little but not eliminating the pain completely. So, he went to an urgent care this morning. Spent the whole day there and had a CT scan.
The good news, there does not seem to be anything pathological. No lymph nodes, no cancerous developments.
The bad news - and I am yet to research what this is - is that he appears to have some colon hernia and fractured diaphragm. As I was explained, since Tom's diaphragm was cut during the surgery and stomach pulled up, there is a risk of intestines penetrating diaphragm. Looks like this is what's happening to him, with some herniation of colon. He is going to talk to his surgeon tomorrow, as this condition is likely to need a surgical procedure.
I would welcome any info anyone might have about this condition. I have just started researching it, but see mostly academic articles on specific cases of treatment of fractured diaphragm.