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Still having severe pain 2.25 years after Inguinal Hernia Repair

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  • Posted By: Emcee_MikeyP
  • May 28, 2008
  • 03:19 PM

To whom it may concern:
I life my life as any of you do, I eat as best as possible, exercise and I work all the time. I am always active, I just am having one huge problem. I had been diagnosed with an "inguinal hernia" around aug of 05 and I had it operated on in march of 2006. This had to be the most excruciating pain/ surgery I have ever encountered. It gets worse, I went back to the surgeon for the first year about once every 3 months about 3 -4 different times, complaining about sharp stabbing like pains on the right side of my abdomal. The sharp stabbing pain almost felt as if it were at the point of the right hip muscle. The pain i experience on the right side of my right testicle is the worst. It almost feels like the tendon connecting my leg to my pubic bone is not in the correct spot, I just notice severe amounts of pain and discomfort. I have not been able to resume normal activities as I would have liked to. I can no longer even work due to excruciating pain. Being a chef you have to be able to maneuvar and if I could compare my body before and after this surgery I would have never gone into the OR.(operation room) I am here wondering what I should do, I have tried almost everything possible, I have tried to wear bibs to reduce "stomache pressure" from wearing pants and belt because I would note that wearing pants causes pain
The pain is all around the general area where my incison is. I just am at a standstill of what to do here its been over 2 years and if anything, the surgeon wont admit he messed up. He says he has performed 1000's of these similar surgeries and has never had anyone period come back with complications and that I am a first. This pain is so bad that it inturrupts my daily activities, Chores around the house become a bigtime burdon because if I go to bend over and dont just do it just right, BLAM feels like i get stabbed in the testicle right side almost feels as im getting stabbed in the uppermost left portion of the right leg about 1-2" going from my right side of my testicle stretching upward at a 45 degree angle toward my hip. Once this pain has started I cannot think properly I can feel my adrenal glands kick in and the pain still remains, I have tried numerous remedies that I can think possible, Aspirin, aleve, advil excederin back and body, everything. Nothing helps alleviate the pain. I went back to the doctor (Surgeon i guess) and he had no explanation of pain so he said "here take these samples" they were celebrex, they did not help matters one bit. I figured that this was the 4th time in a year I have seen this guy and he already got his 1600 dollars for my surgery so he could care less. I just get so frustrated and I am at a standstill because i have no insurance and I had to pay 7000+ for this surgery and I am still paying on it, but how am I supposed to pay for this still and its been over 2 years with excruciating pain every day of my life?? I dont know what to do i am so frustrated mentally because hes not even charging me for the visits but hes not helping me either when I go, just the same routine. Turn your head and cough, he says the same thing everytime "we have no hernia the hernia is fixed, there is no hernia, the only thing i can explain for your pain is scar tissue. the only way we can make the pain go away is to go back in your stomache and remove everything we put in and the hernia will more then likely come back, now do you want that?"

that is exactly how he worded it also. So should I consider hiring an attorney?

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