Hi, I've been looking at this forum for a few days and found it very helpful. I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June following a delay in my two week referral from March due to Covid. Thankfully I had my a bowel resection in August, however a complication from the keyhole surgery led to a hernia which was repaired by a second operation on 22 August. The cancer was all removed during the first operation and I am grateful to still have check ups for the next five years.
It's now three weeks since my second operation but I still have a numbness at times around the second wound and a slight pulling sensation at times. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm probably just worrying unnecessarily but any slight niggle makes me worry about a second hernia.
Hi I had a resection back in march and am still iexperiencing a pulling sensation on my right side I think this is just normal muscle which is pulling and nothing to worry about I keep joking that they have pulled my muscle to tight and given me a tummy tuck I just had my first scan which is clear so I'm sure now this sensation is nothing to worry about and will be the same for you
Thank you, that makes sense about the muscle pulling. Great news that your scan was clear. I think with it still being early days I'm noticing any different pain more than I would normally!!
I think we all do worry about any little ache or pain it's hard but I suppose it's natural but we have to stay positive
Take care now and many regards
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