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WARNING: Surgical pics from Sports/Direct hernia repair

post #1 of 24
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Not meant to be sensational or gross, I think these are very interesting, Here are some pics from my surgery. The first group is looking at my right lower abdomen, specifically in the lower region near the pubic symphysis. This is actually a "Direct Hernia' which was not seen my mri nor through two physical exams. Its the circular shaped whitish object near the center of the images. There are shots of the mesh covering. The recovery has been great took Finn for a 3/4 mile walk this Am. I have much greatermovement of my leg including adduction and ability to lift my leg. Another example why you just can't take the first dr.s words for things. My Dr. HAs been great. As an athelete himslef, he really has taken the extra steps for me. He covered a greater area for more protection and is personally seeing me on the follow up. Around here, you don't always see the surgeon but since he understands skiing and sports he knows how important this is to me. If anyone need a great General Surgeon in NJ, let me know!!!

post #2 of 24
linky?
post #3 of 24
Hi Ron, I was there at the beginning of this story..., I'm hoping for a happy conclusion!

Michael
post #4 of 24
Was that a filet you wide open or laproscopic procedure?? I assume the later since you were up walking the dog shortly thereafter.
post #5 of 24
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lapro.
post #6 of 24
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Hi Ron, I was there at the beginning of this story..., I'm hoping for a happy conclusion!

Michael
its already better, real sore but better
post #7 of 24
heal well then.
post #8 of 24
Ron,

Just happened to log in today and catch this news. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and newfound performance level.

Gee ... is that what it means to have greater insight into a person?? :

Get well soon!!

Mark
post #9 of 24
Now that's a different kind of TR. Glad everything went so well. Zipper lines by February, right?
post #10 of 24
How did you manage to get those gnarly pictures?

I can't believe I looked.:

Love your chainmail.......heal well.
post #11 of 24
Glad you are feeling better, Finn. Too bad it looks as if he cut something vital. Oh well, I guess you can ski the women's NASTAR from now on.

Just kidding! It looks as if he got excellent coverage and you should be bombproof in the Boat from now on. Good luck in your recovery!
post #12 of 24
I have had the chainmail in me since 2002. so far no more pesky hernias
post #13 of 24
I usually prefer a oil and garlic but a red sauce from time to time is also good.
post #14 of 24
NICE!!!!!

Now drop and give me 20!

Heel up quickly.

HB
post #15 of 24
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Thanks for all the kind words and good thoughts! Much appreciated.

Bonnie, I asked the doc to take some for some friends but I really thought they were interesting and a good example of how the mesh is used. The picture are taken through one of the lapro tools. There are 3, one is the forcepts, one is the camera/light and the other fills the body cavity with Co2 to create a working area. I have some other pics that some may not care to see ......I can still feel it if I press on it so it's a little uncomfortable right now.

Phil, how about a nice Chianti or a Brunello?

Bush, thanks for the encouraging words good to hear success stories.

Bump, I am up for that, you givin' lessons?

Powderhnd, If I can ski half as good as daysailor1, I might be OK with loosing some parts

Harkin' how about next week?
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Bump, I am up for that, you givin' lessons?
Sure man, I'll be more than happy to show you how not to do it
post #17 of 24
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I usually prefer a oil and garlic but a red sauce from time to time is also good.
With smoked mozzarella.
post #18 of 24
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Thanks for all the kind words and good thoughts! Much appreciated.

Bonnie, I asked the doc to take some for some friends but I really thought they were interesting and a good example of how the mesh is used. The picture are taken through one of the lapro tools. There are 3, one is the forcepts, one is the camera/light and the other fills the body cavity with Co2 to create a working area. I have some other pics that some may not care to see ......I can still feel it if I press on it so it's a little uncomfortable right now.

Phil, how about a nice Chianti or a Brunello?

Bush, thanks for the encouraging words good to hear success stories.

Bump, I am up for that, you givin' lessons?

Powderhnd, If I can ski half as good as daysailor1, I might be OK with loosing some parts

Harkin' how about next week?
Pretty much painful to sit up though right now?
post #19 of 24
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Well, I guess all the lidocaine and such wore off, yesterday was so much fun! Interesting Bush, sitting up isn't so bad, walking really sucks. I guess where the mesh is attached is really sore so I am hoping that the next 24 hours brings some healing.
post #20 of 24
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Started rehab and making good progress, All functionality of the leg is restored. Many of the muscles are atrophied due to not working but in general, its very good, Anyone need a great surgeon in NJ, just let me know. So much for the other doctors who blew me off, I would love to let them know but I doubt they'd care.
post #21 of 24
I would think the good doctors would want to know to learn from your experience, so the next time another case like yours comes along, they'll be better able to recognize it! Sincerely, Pollyanna.
post #22 of 24
Is this the thread where I'm supposed to ask, "How's it hangin'?"
Sure am hoping to let you guide me around Steamboat this winter.
post #23 of 24
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I would think the good doctors would want to know to learn from your experience, so the next time another case like yours comes along, they'll be better able to recognize it! Sincerely, Pollyanna.
Yes, I think perhaps we could setup a conference call with my surgeon and the other doctors so they could discuss this. Excellent idea, I am sure they would be very open and receptive to this.... Good news is that my rehab PT's all did additional research to learn more after dealing with this. THey were so impressed with the recovery, they want to be able to help others who may be in the same boat. Lead PT commented, there have no doubt been many who have this but never got the proper diagnosis and treament. My doctors name is now on "the list" of recommended surgeons.

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Is this the thread where I'm supposed to ask, "How's it hangin'?"
Sure am hoping to let you guide me around Steamboat this winter.
sniffing bait, thinking of innapropriate commentary about being stiff from workouts and not giving into sophomoric humor.....
post #24 of 24
Finn:

I hate to reactivate an old thread but I was just wondering if you were back to normal and getting ready for the ski season.
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