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I had whipples in April 2001. A week later I had a laparotomy to wash out an infection. The wound was left to heal naturally. After 11 weeks in hospital I went home. The wound eventually was closed by cauturisation with silver nitrate in september/october. The abdomen muscles did not knit so I have an incisional hernia and wear a corset. I frequently suffer pains from below or just under my rib cage which can be quite disabling. The surgeon says they are 'probably' muscle spasms and tried Colpermin, Colofac and Diazepam to alleviate the problem without success. My GP tried Tramadol which just made me ill. Does anybody know about this or a cure/relief??

Posted 02/26/2004 10:09 am by JOHNC
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