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I went into the hospital in July 2017 to get my AAA open repair. The vascular surgeon made me have a heart cath at the hospital, the doctors dissected vessels in my heart during the cath., I needed an emergency heart bypass. After going through all the ICU and Cardiac Intensive Care due to that, I was told to come back in 3 months for the AAA surgery. I again went to the hospital in October 2017 and had the open repair. I was in the hospital for about 9 days and the sent to a rehab for 2 weeks. My incision did not heal properly and I had to go to a different vascular surgeon closer to my home to have that repaired. I was then placed on a wound vac for 2 months. Finally, I was released from the Home Care Nurse. I was still in pain.
That was March 2018, then I thought to get a mammogram which I had put off for a few years, due to the impending doom of the AAA surgery. I had the mammogram done and biopsies, etc. I was told I had breast cancer and needed a mastectomy. So, in May 2018 I had the mastectomy. I am still in pain from the AAA surgery.
I have a big bulge on my left side I think it is a broken rib. I really can't get any doctor to say for sure what is the cause of my pain. They all say maybe this maybe that, or you had a BIG surgery. I still have had no follow up CT scan, I will do as soon as I get blood work done next week,(necessary for CT scan).I went to get fitted for a prosthesis and bras and with all the pushing and pulling of the fitters I think my internal parts were pushed all around causing a great flare up of pain.
Does anyone still have terrible pain 8-9 months after AAA surgery?
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