Originally Posted by saphojunkie
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.
This is exactly what my wifes procedure will be tomorrow.
I'm afraid her plans to go for her run the next eve will have to wait.
I'm preparing to go full out Mr Mom for the next week.