• Surgery Scars still pain full after 2 years.

    Asked by oldgreycoach on Friday, March 9, 2012

    Surgery Scars still pain full after 2 years.

    I have had 2 cancer related surgeries in the past 24 months. The first was a partial nefrectomy that resulted is a scar that wraps around from my belly to my back. The second one was to repair damage done to my femur when the cancer metastasized into the bone. The leg surgery resulted in 3 scars where they attached a titanium rod with screws.

    The first scar is still extremely painful mostly at night when trying to get comfortable in bed it feels like my side is caving in if i lay on the opposite side and if i lay on the side of the scar it just hurts, this makes sleeping tough.
    I have one of those airbeds but cant seem to dial it in to reduce the pressure on the scar.
    The leg surgical sites are a whole different story as the XXX heads are directly underneath a muscle that runs down the thigh and the muscle gets irritated when I Lay on that side.

    I have mentioned it to all of my Docs and they all tell me there is nothing they can do.

    9 Answers from the Community

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I get that response a lot, or when I tell them about an issue, they say " yeah, that sort of thing will happen, you've been through alot you cant expect to be back to the way you were. It's frustrating. My latest scar still hurts, it's in my neck and has made my neck stiff so I cant turn my head with out it hurting. One surgeon told me the pain is partly from the nerves growing back to where they were, and it would stop hurting when the nerves got to where they wanted to be. Good luck to you, I hope you heal well.

      about 9 years ago
    • johncat's Avatar

      My name is JohnCat - Visit me at my website: www.PainAndScars.com, Contact me so I can talk with you and refer you to someone that will help you with your Pain...

      over 7 years ago
    • Yeol's Avatar

      My mom also had a lobectomy and it's been almost 2 years but she still kept on complaining that her scar is painful. I am a physical therapist, i really wished I can used TENS with hot packs on the scar but it is contraindicated for people who had cancer so the only thing that I can do is massage it in a circular motion for good blood circulation and I also instructed her to do some slight exercise and stretching.

      about 5 years ago

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