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Readers Respond: Did You Experience Complications After Your Surgery?

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Updated September 13, 2010

quintruple bypass surgery

My husband recently had a quintruple bypass.there were many complications in theatre.my husbanx ended up in surgery for over 10hrs as the team could not get him off the bypass pump. He spent ovet a week sedated and ventilated in cardiac ICU.after coming round a few days later he still seems very confused and depressed, but most of all hes having co-ordination problems with things like moving arms and legs.it just seems that hes having trouble thinking properly too.is it normal to be foggy and confused after this kind of op.
—Guest racheal

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5 months ago I had major back surgery,I have been unable to hold up my upper body up when standing or trying to walk,I have had ph/therapy and aquadic tpy.nothing has helped,My Dr says it is weal muscles,but after all this thpy,it seams I should see a difference.I have rods and screws from L1 thru S1,with some fuseing,can someone tell me if know anything about this condition,or if you have heard of this,and if I will get better.Thanks for your help
—Guest melba chalk

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I am so sorry to hear about your dad, Megg, and my heart goes out to you and your parents. Living half way arnoud the world from my aging parents myself I understand the agony and fears. I wish you lots of strength and for your dad a healthy recovery. Kxo
—Guest UAUtiaSUC

10 years with severe foot & leg pain

Richland, Wa., I think I have a ruptured tendon and high ankle strain. Ten years now and if I walk to the mail box my foot swells and is burning hot, no one helps and many even blame me!
—Guest ed champagne

hernia repair

I had inguinal surgery about a month ago and I still have throbbing pain on the inguinal area a lot and My testicle related to that side also is very tender to touch , I went back to work this week and I have a hard time even walking around after half a day. Is this Normal? I had Labroscopic repair with mesh.
—Guest M schwar

70 year old

i am 70 year old and had a pelvic prolapse. I chose a vaginal hysterectomy. My surgery went well. Here are some things that helped in my recovery. God has been my greatest healer. My daughter was there to help. I did everything my surgeon told me to do. I am 3months out and doing quite well. I do have days that i have felt some exhaustion. I have had to learn to work in the morning and do things sitting down in the afternoon. That has eleviated the exhausted feelings. I do eat fresh veggies and fruit with a main dish each meal. I eat very little desserts. I walk everyday. I drink at least 2 quart of water a day. My doctors nurse was very good at getting back to me about questions i had for them. I am now taking flaxseed oil, acidopholis, vitamin, proarginine. I had a very good surgeon. He was responsive and had an attitude of caring and he took the time to answer all my questions and concerns.
—Guest Sharon

STRANGE POST-SURGERY ISSUE

OK SO WHEN I WAS 9 YEARS OLD, I HAD SPINAL SURGERY AND STAYED IN THE HOSPITAL FOR OVER A MONTH. I AM NOW 25 YEARS OLD (WILL BE 26 NEXT MONTH) AND TO THIS DAY, WHEN I THINK OF OR SEE SOMETHING SHARP, I IMAGINE IT CUTTING MY SURGERY SCAR. I CAN LITERALLY FEEL IT AND I HAVE TO GET INTO MY HEAD AND TELL MYSELF TO THNK OF SOMETHING ELSE. I HAVE DONE RESEARCH, TALKED TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS, EVEN DOCTORS, AND NOBODY COULD TELL ME WHY I HAVE THESE STRANGE VISIONS. HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF THIS HAPPENING POST SURGERY AND IS THERE A NAME FOR IT? I FEEL LIKE A FREAK!! I CANT BE THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS EVER EXPERIENCED THIS!!
—Guest RSHEARES32387

da Vinci complications

Da Vinci hysterectomy. Complications. Had Sciatica after surgery. Cysts on right ovary, was told ovary did not need to be removed after all. ¿ cyst have since grown...still causing pain.
—Guest NjW

Thyroglossal Duct cyst

I had a thyroid cyst removed, although I am 1 week post op, I read that a sistrunk procedure would.be.simple and some people will be good to go after a day or two, im my case however I still feel weird, inflammation on throat, weird sleep apnea and worst, is a bit of pain and sizziness.feeling. I.hope.I.get better soon and get to.feel normal.again. =) love your life and never give up.
—Guest Rosa

Knee Replacement

I coded after surgery and it caused adrenal insufficient. I lost 40 lbs, heart thumping, hands tremor, vertigo and developed pneumonia the week of surgery. My knees are doing fine after 3 weeks of rehab and 6 hours of PT and OT eacj day. I had surgery on July 3, 2012 and Oct. 30, 2012.
—Guest LaNell Wis

Unilateral oophorectomy...

Left ovarie, two teratomas and 20 cm fibroid were removed from my uterus. Complications per sé, no. Thankfully!! But I needed a Ureteric Stent (Double J Catheter that goes from my kidney to my bladded) prior surgery, just in case. It was awful. A-W-F-U-L... Horrible. Everytime I peed I felt like fainting. It's like getting whipped down there... A burning sensation that made me so afraid of drinking water (and so peeing) that I'd rather just swallow pills with saliva. Thankfully when I had the operation they decided to put me a catheter so I won't pee myself because of the epidural. IT WAS THE BEST FEELING EVER... Not having that burning sensation everytime I peed felt like heave. Now, I gotta be careful not getting herniated. I'm still recovering from surgery.
—Guest Malola

Hysterectomy complication

I suffer daily migraine ,kidney problems , fatigue. Anxiety. Difficulty controlling my body temperatures my life is now miserable please don't take your ovaries try to save them because you life is not the same
—Guest Joan

OUCH!!

I had a surgery to take out two gallstones, two days after my surgery, my son kicked me in the area where they took out the gallbladder. I winced in pain for a long time waking up my daughter, still trying to figure out what to do.........
—Guest UNKOWN

Hernia bulge after surgery

why do i have a hot dog bulge were i was operated on? is this normal my other operation for the same thing i was flat and normal looking
—Guest Bob

Answers

I having gastric bypass at 260 lbs and if all goes well I need a knee replacement. things we have to do in life to help pain. anybody have the same. thanks let me know
—Guest Candace Kane

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