An interesting observation. The truth of it is that our surgeons have no responsibility for our aftercare once we are discharged from hospital. In fact, there is letter sent by the hospital officially handing over the care to the GP and giving all the information about the patient's care and treatment in the hospital so he knows what's what. That aftercare includes pain management, wound care, suture/staple removal and anything else that might crop up. Only if there is something amiss that the GP feels should be brought to the attention of the surgeon would he then make contact the with him.I was wondering though - it seems that those of you in the UK do not have these problems with getting help with pain relief. Are the laws different there or do docs have a different mindset about this?
I had discomfort in that area for months. After my 6 month checkup I requested my surgical report. When I read that I found I had, had a medial release. That explained that extra pain. Why didn't my OS tell me that? So many of them are good surgeons but bad communicators.And sharp, burning pain in the medial side.