May 22, 2012 - 12:45 pm
I went to my surgeon yesterday four and a half months after my surgery with a concern. I had developed a "bump out" about the size of a my fist along the lower portion of my abdominal incision. He determined it to be a hernia on the incision. Which is what I had expected. This was one of the things I was warned about the possibility of after my THE.
Has anyone else here had this happen to them?
Anyone who has recently had a THE may want to take note of this and exercise due caution in how strenuous you are in your activities for longer then you think after the surgery. It is quite discouraging to have had such a great recovery and now to have this pop up out of the blue. It feels like a big set back to me and has me a little frustrated that it happened and that I'm now facing another surgery and recovery. I know however that it is just a small thing especially compared to what everyone else here is dealing with. My main purpose in posting was to make people aware of the possibility of the incisional hernia and to see if anyone else had experience with it.
Everyone here is an inspiration to me and a hero!