Op update

After my latest hernia surgery 2 weeks ago I have tried to rest and recover as well as fitting in quite a lot of work! I know people say to take it easy but both my husband and I both run businesses where if we don’t work, there’s no wage!

I wore a corset whenever I was up and about to support my stomach but found after a week, a large hard lump formed behind my scar. I was scared that the hernia had come straight back through but it feels different to that.

As always I have been trying to tell everyone around me that I’m fine and just power through and deal with it. In reality I feel gutted that there is yet another setback.

Mr Brown doesn’t think it’s anything to worry about and suggested it was a seroma. A seroma is a pocket of clear serous fluid that sometimes develops in the body after surgery. When small blood vessels are ruptured, blood plasma can seep out; inflammation caused by dying injured cells also contributes to the fluid.

He has booked me in today for an appointment to take a look at it and so I will update as soon as I know anything more.

I just want to be healthy and to not have any more issues. I know this sounds really minor and it is in the grand scheme of things but it tough when you feel that it’s just one thing after another. I want to know when I get a break from all this, you know?

I’m so fed up of hospitals, doctors and medical crap! I just want to be healthy! It’s not too much to ask is it?

Anyway rant over, I will update soon.

Sam xx

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  1. Charlotte Webber
    Charlotte Webber says:

    I wish you the best of luck and yes wouldn’t it be nice to not have to deal with these issues just for one year. I wish it every new year but fall right back into blood tests, cameras and generally feeling ill while trying to be a normal person, whatever that is of course. It affects me more when I feel like my kids are missing out because I can’t trust my bum to be out all day so this Easter holidays have been frustrating, for me probably more than them.
    It is amazing what you do with all the issues you have to deal with and you are an inspiration to those of us who sometimes feel we can’t do things because of this illness. The trouble is, in trying to be ‘normal’ or by wanting to be healthy we push ourselves harder than others but like you say, you can’t just not do anything and completely rest because life has to continue.
    Let’s hope this is the last blip for a while for you. Lots of love xxx

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  2. Charlotte Webber
    Charlotte Webber says:

    I wish you the best of luck and yes wouldn’t it be nice to not have to deal with these issues just for one year. I wish it every new year but fall right back into blood tests, cameras and generally feeling ill while trying to be a normal person, whatever that is of course. It affects me more when I feel like my kids are missing out because I can’t trust my bum to be out all day so this Easter holidays have been frustrating, for me probably more than them.
    It is amazing what you do with all the issues you have to deal with and you are an inspiration to those of us who sometimes feel we can’t do things because of this illness. The trouble is, in trying to be ‘normal’ or by wanting to be healthy we push ourselves harder than others but like you say, you can’t just not do anything and completely rest because life has to continue.
    Let’s hope this is the last blip for a while for you. Lots of love xxx

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  3. Jacquie
    Jacquie says:

    I too had hose pockets after a Gracilis Flap (leg area). Docs, nurses and me drained these and they healed no worries.

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  4. Jacquie
    Jacquie says:

    I too had hose pockets after a Gracilis Flap (leg area). Docs, nurses and me drained these and they healed no worries.

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