Originally Posted by Guru
I haven't actually heard anything yet. But since it looks like that is where I am headed, I would love some input from those that have had the surgery done.
I had surgery last month for two bilateral hernias.
The surgery method has changed inthe last few years. It is done laparoscopically now, where a mesh netting is grafted over the hole in the abdoninal wall.
There's pain and more than they tell you. Additionally, they fill your abdomen with gas in order to make room for the camera. This gas pressure, combined with constipation from the codeine, makes for a horrible few days of trying to poop unsuccessfully but always feeling immense pressure to.
You're better after a week and able to run after two.