I've been having problems for the last two years pretty bad, seemingly random symptoms that didn't fit anything.
I finally found a good doctor that is not hesitant to refer me to whomever else may be of help. I am very thankful, but a bit depressed that although I finally know what's going on, there are no options for me.
On my CT scan, they identified one supra umbilical ventral hernia, a para midline hernia, very large spaced diastasis recti and retrocardiac hiatal hernia..
I had a consult with a surgeon, but was told that if I decided to go ahead with surgery it would be a tremendously complicated surgery that would take at least 8 hours, I'd be in the hospital for at least 3 weeks afterwards and my recovery time would be close to a year.
However, he said he advised against the surgery stating that the repairs may make things much worse than I have it right now, so basically I was told that I should try to avoid the things that cause pain/discomfort etc.
When surgery isn't an option, what can a person do?
Also, is it very common for a person to have so many hernias at one time??
Has anyone else had a similar experience?
I am a 37 year old female :)
(A little background. I previously had a ventral hernia that was fixed during emergency surgery after bowel incarceration. Prior to that surgery, I had 3 C- Sections, and later, I had my appendix removed, so there is a ton of scar tissue etc in my mid area. It's this, among other factors that makes the surgery very high risk.)