“I too am trying to find out what my pain is caused from. It has been 4 weeks and the pain nearly went away entirely. There has been a recent development of pain in the lower abdomen. It feels as though I have a three inch long needle, with a stabbing pain at both ends, to the right of my bellybutton. I have just set up an appointment with my pcp at the VA with hopes that he can give me a better explanation than the surgeon on the outside. He seems to try and give me the run around and not want to be strait forward with an answer. Is there anybody out there that can better advise my problem?

With this comes another problem. I have had jet black bowels. Isn’t this a really bad sign and is there anybody out there that can give better advice about my problem?.”