Surgery done 3-22-19. Hernia from J Pouch surgery 2013. Started to grow & stomach coming through. I didn't take this lightly. I had 2 consults with both GI & surgeon. My dr who did my J-Pouch did hernia repair. I was completely comfotable with this. He said i would b in hospital 2-3 days.
I came through surgery in massive pain. He said it took 4 hrs instead of 2. I still don't know why. I was on morphine pump 3 days. Totally delerious. 3rd day his nurse comes in says if u can drink & eat something u can go home. Besides ins co only pays for 3 days. Without even a exam. They booted me out with 12 Oxycodon & said call if needed or wait for fu apt. I knew i wasn't coherent & all the morphine didn'tt wear off. I was shocked the dr who did my 3 major surgeries in a big hospital Temple in Philadelphia now in a smaller hospital didn't even care to speak to me. He was not like this before, like I didn't know him at all. One hr from home I am in excruciating pain. I had to call a ambulance. In my local hospital admitted with a bowel obstruction. More pain than i have ever had. I thought i was dying & would have if i didn't get myself to er. I week later d/c. I am so distressed over this & disheartened that my surgeon only responded with excuses when I contacted him on the matter. He then has his nurse call me with more excuses. Even to the point saying I acted ok & said I was ok. Also, saying his team was responsible after surgery. This was a dr I had a great relationship with & truly thought I was in good hands. I never want to see or have surgery again in my life. This cured me. Life happens but not by choice again. This life of J pouch & surgerious is a long hard road. One I wish I had never gone down.