After Surgery Update

This is an update for after the surgery I had to put a stent into a vein leading to my heart that was pretty much blocked. The good thing is they didn’t have to crack open my chest as was a high possibility. Instead, they were able to go through the groin area, but this did cause a slight issue. The vein they needed to enter was deep and they have to make a nice slice along my groin area to get access to the vein. This resulted in the surgery taking a little longer than normal and stitches in a very uncomfortable place. This has also made it a little hard to walk and sleep and to keep my legs closed as normal.

Most of the time I have to sit with my legs open so as to not cause rubbing and further pain. Also when I sleep I have to put a soft pillow between my legs, pretty much for the same reasons. It is uncomfortable and does cause a lot of pain.

Between the pain of my left leg, both feet and now my groin area the pain is so bad and my Endone (even a double dose) really isn’t doing the trick anymore. I did find a way yesterday to make it work but not something I should be doing. I had a single dose of pain meds and a small glass of Vodka and OJ, put me to sleep, and took away the pain for about 6 hours. But really should not be mixing opioids, benzos, and alcohol altogether. Very dangerous. But for me right now whatever works to get me some sleep and pain relief I am gonna do it until I speak to my Doctor in about a week’s time.

Anyway, that is the news on the surgery. So a quick summary. The stent place was successful after having to cut deep into my groin to get to the main vein and now stitches and a shit load of pain. But at least the chest pains have stopped, for now, I haven’t had one since the surgery when I used to get them every second day and sometimes daily.

About The Author

Zac is from the Central Coast of New South Wales in Australia. Zac runs his own online Web Design & Management business. In his spare time, he likes playing computer games, such as Need for Speed Most Wanted, Flight Simulator X, The Sims 4 and various others. Zac also enjoys spending time walking along the shoreline at the beach. Zac has a lot of health, both physical and mental which he is currently working on after a long history of abuse, hardship and decades being homeless. Zac continues to get by day by day and is moving forward with his life and is no longer letting anyone hold him back.


    1. Zac Drayson

      Thanks Phil. And yeah I am resting up as much as I can. But the pain from having your groin area sliced open and getting 11 stitches is painful in itself. But just another hurdle to overcome.

      How have you been? It’s been a long time since we have caught up.

      1. Phil McCauley

        It always is, I just spend my time constantly working and with the kids :), and I can imagine how irritating it could feel in the groin dude.

        You know me though, I always eventually pop by and ask how you are, even after all these years 🙂

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