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Old 07-22-2011, 11:00 AM
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.....diagnosis of the pain I have been having, is a hernia, possibly two.
Lucky so far nothing strangulated which would mean having emergency surgery.

Procedure is set for 8-4-11, 8:30AM.

I just read this link.
http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disor...-hernia-repair

The fun never ends!

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Meh.... I had 2 done, both in my 20's. I don't think either was laparoscopic... they actually made the incisions below the beltline above the crease where your leg would bend. With one, they sewed it shut. The other they sewed a plastic screen over the hole (Canadian method?). Neither was a big deal, and I was out of the hospital by lunchtime. After one, I sat up and jumped off the bed they had me on. The muscles in the groin will tighten up for a few days. Try to walk around as much as possible - if you just lay in bed or on the couch, it won't help. The older and less in shape (flexible) you are the more uncomfortable the recovery may be, so you may want to start stretching a couple of times a day before the surgery.
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Had the surgery in my early 30's. R&R for 1 solid week and dont push it. It will just take longer to heal.

I was also 3 years into recovering from a pill adiction and refused the oral pain meds. One of the most painfull things i ever went through but i didn't give in to the call of the pill.

Unless you have a problem with pills take the pain meds in moderation.
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Funny coincidence(well not funny but...). Went for my follow up today and was as I expected for months, yup, hernia, surgery scheduled for the 1st. I'll let you know how it goes as soon as I get out. Well, its decided, due to the fact I might be slightly out of commission for a few weeks I'll be fishing a few times next week. Hah, at least something good comes out of it.
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I was back to work (desk job) a week after laproscopic hernia surgery. One or two vicodin after I got home from the hospital, on advil the next day and for a week. It's a piece of cake.
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I scheduled it for Thursday morning thinking, I would have most of the day on Thurs being it will be at 8:30. Off Fri, Sat and Sun. Hoping to go to work on Mon.
I'll take it easy (if I make it at all). More concerned about the 45 minute drive down 95.
I'm a construction site superintendent so I will be at my desk in the trailer (checking in here once in a while).

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You can do that if you take it easy. Just be sure to keep the ibuprofen level high. You'll be sore, and stomach muscles get used every time you move.
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Update: Ok went into surgery around 10 am yesterday. In recovery by 11:15(not awake but thats what they told me). Anyway would have been home by 1:30 if I could have pee'd sooner. Lucky my doc was walking down the hall and checked in, he sent me home without that requirement, took about two more hours at home before I went. Not bad so far. Kinda hard to pee as in it feels like you got to go but no go. Just started to get better this morning. Pain is not bad at all, with one Vicodin every four hours. Probably switch over to Advil or something today sometime.
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Had a hernia around my belly button repaired about 5 years ago... They tell you to stay off your feet 14 days ...after about 4 days I would make small trips to the store but defintely take it real easy for at least 5 days.... I was walking around bent over slightly for 3 to 4 days... Had a bruise about the size of dinner plate on my stomach...... Lots of ice and some pain meds the first couple of days....I was 40 when I had it done...
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Had a inguinal hernia repaired two years ago. It was some of the most intense pain I had ever experienced (post surgery) and I have a high tolerance for pain. Some people have a bad time with the post surgery pain, others not so much. I was given around 25-30 Percocet and took only four and just dealt with the pain. Those type of drugs make me feel, read it very, very, slowly, L-o-o-o-o-o-o-p-y. I worked on the boat three days later, in great pain, but dealt with it. Just be careful, don't exert yourself or do anything stupid.
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....doctah said....feed dose chillen on shortenin bread!!


hope it all works out.......
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Originally Posted by surrender View Post
Update: Ok went into surgery around 10 am yesterday. In recovery by 11:15(not awake but thats what they told me). Anyway would have been home by 1:30 if I could have pee'd sooner. Lucky my doc was walking down the hall and checked in, he sent me home without that requirement, took about two more hours at home before I went. Not bad so far. Kinda hard to pee as in it feels like you got to go but no go. Just started to get better this morning. Pain is not bad at all, with one Vicodin every four hours. Probably switch over to Advil or something today sometime.
did they put you under completely or in twilight with a saddle block or what?

Glad your doing OK.


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Oh, went under completely. I think my kids put some surgical gloves on my feet for the OR nurses to get a laugh! Update number two: Not quite ready to switch off the Vicodin. Pain has moved to the actual hernia location, not unbearable but Advil probably wouldnt do it yet. Stomach muscles starting to feel better.
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Count down till mine. 24:43:22.


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Thank you.



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You will be OK. Just get whatever physical stuff you need done NOW as you are going to be out of commission from any heavy work for a while. Don't plan on doing anything very strenuous for about a month. Allow that thing to heal. Walk around as soon as you can though. Stay active.
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OK, thanks.



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It was bi-lateral requiring two incisions. They weren't scoped.
This is what stab wounds must feel like.
Oh well, this is minor when compared to most procedures.
Slow and easy for a few days now.





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I had a hernia repaired several years back. Post op pain was bad. I wanted to go back to the doctor to kick his azz for slammin' my nuts with a hammer. How else did they get that color?
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