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Hernia op recovery

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gassor, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    Maybe I'm amazed. I can't believe how quickly I've recovered from open surgery in my groin area. This time yesterday I was still waiting for sedation and today I've walked a few miles and am not taking any pain killers. On top of that, I went 18 hours without food and lived to tell the tale, don't think I've ever missed breakfast and lunch before!
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  2. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Well done. Go steady though, the muscles need to knit back together.
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  3. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    I had a double inguinal hernia op about 12 years ago. The surgeon recommended being as active as was comfortable as soon as I could. He also recommended eating a handful of dried fruit (figs, dates, prunes) everyday to keep you regular and promote soft poo. Top tip.
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  4. Clive D

    Clive D Low fidelity victim

    This is interesting for me at the moment. I was told by my doctor last week that I have an indirect inguinal hernia; I asked if I could continue to go on walks and play badminton and he said ‘yes’. And he said nothing about an operation either.

    Perhaps he didn’t like me very much? :(
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  5. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity


    Does laughing hurt? ;)
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  6. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Thought it was a bottom tip.

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  7. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Nice one gassor. No point in wishing you a speedy recovery then!

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  8. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I’ve had one for a couple of years now (self-diagnosed, never seen a doctor about it.) It doesn’t stop me doing anything although I am a bit more careful in some areas (see Cav above) and I blame it for occasional pins and needles in one leg. Also I tend to hold it back if I get a sneezing fit, which can result in odd/reproachful looks.
  9. Clive D

    Clive D Low fidelity victim

    Good to hear MB, the only problem I have with this situation is that it won’t just go away. Perhaps the hospital time is being used for more serious ops (and yes, I’m being serious)?
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  10. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    My op for IH LHS is next Wed and this nearly caused the RHS to go too!
  11. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Was it an open or a keyhole* repair Gassor?

    *and before anyone says he just had to stand in his hallway while the guy did it from the other side of the front door..

  12. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Is that your racing bike for sale in the classifieds ?

    Hope you get well soon....
  13. zippy

    zippy pfm Member

    Seems to be normal these days after almost any operation to be told to get up and about asap, take painkillers if you need them.
  14. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    Maybe yours is not too bad. I had to push in the stomach wall regularly when it 'popped' out after being on my feet for any length of time. One thing though it will not get better without surgical intervention, all the same it might manageable if nothing is done. Consider a second opinion just for peace of mind if nothing else.
  15. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    Good luck with the op. Recently there has been quite a lot of concern about mesh implants, but not for male hernias.
  16. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    Dec I had open surgery at the new Queen Lizzie in Govan. The choice depends on the expertise of the surgeon and whether the patient has had the procedure before. If it has been done before it is more likely to be keyhole. I know someone who has worked with the surgeon I had and speaks very highly of him and he is an avid Rolex collector. Not sure about the last characteristic though!

    PS the Faces cover is just great.
  17. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Did he check your ticker over or did he not have the time.

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  18. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I had one done (open with mesh) 14 years ago by an Irish surgeon who now works there- open procedure and very quick recovery. He said a tiny number ofpeople complain of severe pain afterward but they usually have particular personality issues. I’ve never looked back- it was making my life quite miserable before it was fixed I recall.
  19. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    Very good. He checked out the Steinhart Ocean One I wear. He flew to Switzerland to buy a new limited edition Rolex which he is confident will be worth many pennies more than he paid this time next year. He also has a 911. Total b*stard in other words!
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  20. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Mine was done two years ago and it still feels like he left something down there. I can feel it every day especially when climbing or leg day at the gym.

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