By peter on Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 10:38 am: Edit Post
I just found out I have a hernia. Probley lifting to much heavy stuff. Have to see different dr. next week and plan a date for repair.
By rusty1577 on Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 10:49 am: Edit Post
we are falling apart fast around here!!
By miaferominka on Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 12:29 pm: Edit Post
I was back to work in 7 days (Electrical Contractor)
By sledhead on Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 12:54 pm: Edit Post
I had double it took me a little longer to recover, about 3 weeks. Good luck
By cmsnow on Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 12:54 pm: Edit Post
It depends where & how big, My DR let me wait until spring. 4 trips to wy that winter, It took me 4 wks before I was 100%
By snowlover on Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 01:02 pm: Edit Post
I was back to work in less than 5 days and back to "normal" within 3-4 weeks. The Dr. did not use stiches, just some internal webbing and that was it. I swelled up pretty bad down there and the black and blue went away in a couple of weeks. The pain was bad for about 3 days after that it was the tenderness and the stiffness that got me.
By slayinbucks on Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 02:53 pm: Edit Post
I had the old surgery, 6 weeks to recover. My buddy had the new one and only 1 week to recover.
By ezra on Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 08:35 pm: Edit Post
maybe next time you will think twice before helping your neighbor unload his new Nytro.sorry could not resist
By peter on Friday, November 27, 2009 - 08:31 am: Edit Post
ezra, neighbor has a apex! What gets me is the fact that I moved a small lighter object when I felt it happen, not moving something big and heavy.
By keweenawboy on Friday, November 27, 2009 - 08:12 pm: Edit Post
Had this surgery twice, Pete, it depends on what type, if orthoscopic it is a short recovery of a week or two. However, mine they did opening me up, both times with the mesh, first one didnt take to well, they were done five years apart, took approx four weeks to return to work, light duty and spend two weeks on that. good luck
By fire126 on Friday, November 27, 2009 - 10:06 pm: Edit Post
Getting old sucks!!
By rturg on Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 09:38 am: Edit Post
It can happen to anyone. I had the inguinal around 32 years old. Doc said it could happen sneezing. I did not even do anything to make it pop....just woke up one day, went to the park and started a light jog and just happen to notice that someone was whacking my boys with a hammer!!!!
By teamditchpickle on Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 10:32 am: Edit Post
My dad had a double and had both sides meshed. He had an experience of total bend over pain when he woke up and 2 days there after. come to find out the Doc stapled one of his nerves! My mom stopped calling him a wuss after that. one Doc redid the staple he was good. 3 weeks total recovery for him.
By mikey on Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 11:02 am: Edit Post
By qber on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 01:10 pm: Edit Post
don't lift for at least 6 weeks- get stuck all you want- but get your buds (if you have any left after 6 weeks) to do all the lifting.
By mxpx99 on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 10:19 am: Edit Post
Hernia's aren't just for the "older" crowd. I had to have a double inguinal hernia surgery when I was 25! Untill I had that happen to me I thought I was invincible, I am 6'-8" and 260lbs and I thought being as tall as I am I only had to worry about damaging my back when lifting things. Now, I ask for help when lifting instead of overdoing it. I had the laproscopic surgery and that went smoothly, but it took about 3-4weeks to get back to normal. Like previously mentioned by some others there is alot of bruising that goes on with that method. It hurt like heck to sneeze or cough for a while.
By rturg on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 04:08 pm: Edit Post
It gives a new meaning to the phrase "blue balls"