Hi everyone... I will try to make this brief, In June of 2007 I had routine hernia surgery with a diagnostic laproscope also being done on my intestines. The surgery seemed to go fine, I went home the same day. The next day I woke up in severe pain, I was pretty sick. By 9 pm I was in an ambulance because I was feverish, hallucinating and lathargic. I was in the emergency room over night and moved to CCU the next morning because I was in renal failure, had severe heart palpitations and pneumonia. Sunday they took me back into surgery where they discovered my bowel had been cut during the original surgery. I was totally septic, woke up with a temporary colostomy and on a ventillator. Was on the respirator for about a week, moved into a regular room for a little over another week and sent home with oxygen etc etc. Had the colostomy reversed August 18th. Never felt good once in that time. I got another hernia which they proceeded to operate on in Novemeber. I was still on disability still very sick never feeling good yet. IN December my inscision burst and leaked massive amounts of fluid thru a hole in it. turns out i was allergic to the screen they put in to repair that hernia. Still at this time running fevers on and off, very weak, dizzy etc. They replaced that screen surgically in January. (somewhere in there I had surgery to remove a stitch that was hitting a nerve) I still kept getting an abcess under my inscision that would leak and hurt. In Feb they put a drain in which fell out the next day. I then switched doctors (doesnt take a brick to hit me..lol) When I first went to a new doctor they sent me to a surgeon, who said no way would he do surgery on me again (much to my delight) who sent me to another specialist and so on and so on all these doctors only agreed on one thing...that my body had been thru ***l and I just was not recovered yet....Fast forward to today,I can not work more then two to three hours at a time, I lose my concentration easily, I have trouble breathing, I get extremely exhausted after being up for a few hours. I have a new primary care doctor that did an ekg and found that he thinks my heart may be damaged from all I went thru, I am going to a cardiologist who is doing a bunch of tests. My primary care doctor is saying that I am so weak and sick because I have gained 50 pounds and I have a new hernia and its the pain and weight gain causing me to be so sick and tired. I can not seem to make any doctor understand that this sickness has not stopped, I have not felt better one day since this happened. Does anyone know if there is a condition I should be looking at? Or a specific doctor I should be going to. I can not really find anything concrete on the long term effects of sepsis. I am so sick of being sick and of not knowing the right questions to answer or how to explain myself clearly to doctors. Any information you can provide will be a help. Thank YouReply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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