I know what you are going through somewhat. I've had two surgeries to repair a surgical hernia. I just started having pain after having a fairly large Gortex patch put in and it seems the patch may not be working. Other options are only to have it done again and next time take it easier for a longer period of time and wait patiently for the patch to take hold and for the muscles to become strong enough to hold around the patch. I'll let you know what happens. Did you have the patch put on the interior or exterior of your stomach lining?