As a side effect from my large combined heart and kidney transplantation more than ten years ago, a weakness in my abdominal wall has evolved into a "defect", and thus given me at least one clear diagnosis: Incisional Hernia. My abdominal organs had thus to be covered with an artificial internal membrane that could strengthen the lining.
Normally a quick-fix, but that is never the case when immunosuppressive and DVT medication make every hospitalization a challenge for the patient and medical personnel.
I will not further cover the disappointments of being called for, made ready, sent home, forgotten, searched for and confused and angry over different (right and wrong) information given to me during the last week. That must be history as long as I am discharged and today back home, and been given the best and successful operation by professional personnel in anesthesia and surgery together with nurses and nephrologists. The administration behind these professionals must be dealt with in a complaint letter to the units in charge.
Through this "short" stay at the hospital I got a new experience by being operated through Laparoscopic surgery. Through this keyhole surgery they examined my "too big" abdomen, decided what to do, and removed "alien parts" in addition to fasten the artificial lining under my bellybutton with titanium clips.
A normal consequence of the keyhole method is pain in days and occasionally weeks after the operation including light wound infections. I am in the middle of that process now taking paracetamol and dicloxacillin in addition to my standard tx-medicines. However, I feel fine and look forward to some relaxed weeks up to New Year.