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70 yrs old and have had many pain problems since heart bypass in 2004. My wife of 40yrs passed away 13 months ago. I was in no abdominal pain for the first 4 months. Since my bypass and a pericardial window the following year , I've had pain at the bottom of my left rib. But it only hurt when I lifted or pulled on something with my left arm. So 5 months after her death my abdomen started hurting really bad. Can't do anything. It hurts 24/7. Had endoscopy , normal. Had ct scan , normal. Can press on area , doesn't make it hurt. Shave the area for E K G makes the nerves quiver and hurt and those nerves extend down inside my abdomen. Cardiologist thinks , maybe a hernia. Told him I've had ct scan and nothing. He said if they aren't looking for a hernia they won't see it. If I'm restless and don't sleep well , the next day the pain is excruciating. Nobody seems to know what to do. One doctor said , we'll you know , as we age , we have to live with some pain. If that's the case , I have nothing else to offer society. Never been in so much pain for so long in my life with nowhere to turn.
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