“I had my lap chole 3 years ago and experience identical side effects that the above author states…

So far I just deal with the pain… Told my primary care physician that it continues on and instead of referring me to specialist, he ordered an xray of my rib to see if it is “”fractured””. One has to wonder why these complications that are so prevalent post op seem to go undiagnosed and without proper course of treatment. At this point, I think I will try to see a colo rectal surgeon suggested by another author.

It’s nice to know that these “”phantom pains”” are real even though physicians continue to ignore or discount.”