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Posted: 4/7/2006 11:29:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 9:50:59 AM EDT by mags]
I know I need a hernia operation in my groin area soon. It only becomes apparent after a HARD work out. A painfull bulge @w/in the 3in groin area. No I will not stop working out. I mainly strech and carido anyways, Im to old think of building muscle anymore."A mans gotta know his limitations" One of my best guys used to have a bad hernia however we've lost touch. Its only apparent sometimes but its extreemly painfull. So who here's had a hernia operation? grammer nazies bite me. Any input or direction is TIA! and THANKS AGAIN! ETA: I've heard there are a few types of operations. One guy had 2 done @ once, another had a 'big screen like' item implanted.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:21:59 AM EDT
C'mon, someone here must have had a hernia operation. I've heard down time anywhere from 1 week to 2 days.I'd guess it depends on which kind of operation you get.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:27:05 AM EDT
Why do people need to post about their medical problems on the Internet. You should ask your doctor. He could tell you much better than a bunch of internet commandos.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:37:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ranger_SXT:
Why do people need to post about their medical problems on the Internet. You should ask your doctor. He could tell you much better than a bunch of internet commandos.



And that is why the number "87" is used so much around here.

It will take you 87 days to recover, yada yada yada.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:07:47 AM EDT
I've had 6 operations.After consulting more than 14 drs.Worst one was my scarred spinal cord. Had me laid up for 4months in traction so to speak. I've learned had I not sought out advice from MANY doctors I'd still be screwed up worse than I am now. I've only consulted one MD specialist concerning this new issue and he said its not that bad....QUOTE:"maybe its a twisted gonad cord" That was a MD, a specialist in groin injuries. I plan on seeking more information. All I know now is there are 2 types of operations
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:15:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 10:20:04 AM EDT by Combatvet]
From recent (2 weeks ago) experience, here goes:

Day one: Surgery for inguinal repair at 1330 hrs

Here I go thinking it'll be a quick in-out procedure. I get there get undressed and redressed in the usual nighty they provide you. IV inserted the 1st time around; I think she was a pro or something. I lay there for a couple of hours because my Doc's golf game ran long.

At about 1450 hrs I see my DOC, looks like he had a couple of beers at the 18th, tells me he'll be in and out in about an hour give or take 30 minutes. I say no problem, and then the go-go juice is administered. Wow, things are slowing down and I feel a little fuzzy, but yet it's kind of cool at the same time. I remember the oxygen mask going over my face, lights out......................................

...................I open my eyes and see a nurse walk by, I think fuck I need some pain meds this hurts like a motherfucking 18 wheeler just crushed my nut sack. I can barely speak so I whisper n nu nurs. She finally hears me and says hey dear, I'm glad your awake you've been out for quite some time, she tells me its 6 o'clock (1800hrs). I ask for pain meds and something to drink, man my throat hurts.

O.K., I start to feel a little better after the pain meds course through my system, the nurse say's "do you feel like standing up", trying to be a trooper I say "sure, let's try". Oh yeah, you can imagine how well that went. I looked down and my right testicle was the size of one of those big friggin Florida oranges, but bruised looking in the ugliest way you can imagine. I say to the nurse, I need to pee; a Foley (catheter) wasn't used per my request, so she walks me to the bathroom, and I sit on the pot and try to pee.

MOTHERFUCKER, I piss and it hurts, like no pain I've ever felt before. Looks like someone dumped a 2 gallon bucket of dark red paint, you know with the dried paint skimming on the top. I guess I passed out because I remember seeing stars and hearing a ringing in my ears. It was lots of blood and clots, don't know why, but I suspect the DOC wasn't too gentle inside of me. Anyway, I scream like a bitch cussing the staff and begging for pain meds, "we can't it'll lower your heart rate. I scream fuck my heart give something for the pain or I'll kill all of you. That did the trick, Demerol administered and life was good again. Fast forward to 2200 hrs, I am wheeled out of the surgical center and sent home with worthless instructions.

I get home and start popping Norco, I fall asleep and sleep through the night.

Day 2: I wake up at about 0800hrs and am in pain, my stomach has swollen to the size of a nine month pregnant mother to be. Off to the ER we go, I feel like the oompa loompa's are bouncing on my bladder. We get to the ER after a 45 minute drive through San Antonio, in traffic on shitty roads, ahhhh the good life.

We arrive at the front desk of the ER, insurance card please, meanwhile the Norco isn't working and I feel like I'm about to pull a Monty python and explode. They wheel me to the triage and immediately freak out when I start to pass out, off to see an ER DOC, wow we've never seen this, let's give him some pain meds (something with a D in it, I was in & out dammit) and let's start a Foley. So here I am enlarged right testical getting a tube shoved up my pee hole. After a few hours I looked and felt a lot better, so they removed the cath and released me. But not for long...........

Day 3:

Pretty much a repeat of day 2 minus, a CT, sonogram, X-ray and this time they kept the cath in for 4 days.

2 weeks later, I need pills to pee, my nut looks more like a lemon sized semi bruised version of a male testicle. I can move around and I love taking 20 mg of Norco every 4-6 hours.


Moral of this story is: Surgery is not for pussies!


I got tired of typing and left out a lot of details on the 3rd and consecutive days. But I don't need to tell you the guns were locked for a reason, never, ever, ever, again.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:21:24 AM EDT
My inguinal hernia wasn't too bad. I went in for surgery at 0800, I was out by around 1300. I wasn't feeling too bad until the next day. After the anestesia completely wore off and after sleeping on it for a night, I felt like ozzie osbourne, I had to shuffle around the house, couldn't really sit up easily in bed, but percocet kept me asleep for a lot of the time. I took a couple weeks off even though I could walk around a bit after three days, I didn't wanna push it. All in all, it should be a quick and easy thing if it is an inguinal hernia.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:11:19 AM EDT
I had mine done a little while ago.
Smooth is all I can say

ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=430836

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:21:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
My inguinal hernia wasn't too bad. I went in for surgery at 0800, I was out by around 1300. I wasn't feeling too bad until the next day. After the anestesia completely wore off and after sleeping on it for a night, I felt like ozzie osbourne, I had to shuffle around the house, couldn't really sit up easily in bed, but percocet kept me asleep for a lot of the time. I took a couple weeks off even though I could walk around a bit after three days, I didn't wanna push it. All in all, it should be a quick and easy thing if it is an inguinal hernia.




+1....this is how mine went. Except the next morning I couldn't get out of bed I hurt so bad. Take your meds....repeat take the meds! They are your friend! Took 3 weeks off, I didn't want to push it being a manual laborer/heavy equipment operator and all....white collar guys could be back in action in a week or two tops.


DON'T put it off though......take care of it, you'll be happier.

roy d........guts are supposed to stay on the inside
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 11:20:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RoyDamnMercer:

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
My inguinal hernia wasn't too bad. I went in for surgery at 0800, I was out by around 1300. I wasn't feeling too bad until the next day. After the anestesia completely wore off and after sleeping on it for a night, I felt like ozzie osbourne, I had to shuffle around the house, couldn't really sit up easily in bed, but percocet kept me asleep for a lot of the time. I took a couple weeks off even though I could walk around a bit after three days, I didn't wanna push it. All in all, it should be a quick and easy thing if it is an inguinal hernia.




+1....this is how mine went. Except the next morning I couldn't get out of bed I hurt so bad. Take your meds....repeat take the meds! They are your friend! Took 3 weeks off, I didn't want to push it being a manual laborer/heavy equipment operator and all....white collar guys could be back in action in a week or two tops.


DON'T put it off though......take care of it, you'll be happier.

roy d........guts are supposed to stay on the inside


Yeah,make sure your doctor isn't going to be a bitch with the pain meds(like mine was) as it'll smart more than just a bit for 4-5 days. And try not to laugh,cough, and for the love of everything holy(and not) whatever you do don't F'ng SNEEZE!
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 11:33:17 AM EDT
I had hernia surgery in 97' Took 3 months for the pain/soreness to ease up.
Keep in mind everybody recovers differently. My recovery was a bitch. Nasty sore balls.
About 10 months after, the pain went away overnite and through time my my
one rep bench press went from 245 (before surgery) to 285 post op.
Never had a problem since. Everyone reacts differently. I had the plastic screen patch installed.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 11:37:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
My inguinal hernia wasn't too bad. I went in for surgery at 0800, I was out by around 1300. I wasn't feeling too bad until the next day. After the anestesia completely wore off and after sleeping on it for a night, I felt like ozzie osbourne, I had to shuffle around the house, couldn't really sit up easily in bed, but percocet kept me asleep for a lot of the time. I took a couple weeks off even though I could walk around a bit after three days, I didn't wanna push it. All in all, it should be a quick and easy thing if it is an inguinal hernia.



i got mine done my senior year in HS. hurt like a motherfucker, and i was out of school for a week. sitting up is a BITCH for the first few days because every time you do, all your guts are resting on the patch they put inside of you. NOT fun. you'll be back to functioning in a few days, and good as new in 3 weeks to a month.

o, and taking a shit HURTS like hell after that too. you can't push at all!
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 11:39:44 AM EDT
I hope it isn't allergy season where you live, because sneezing hurts like a SOB.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 11:50:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:


o, and taking a shit HURTS like hell after that too. you can't push at all!




I forgot about that part. For the first three days I survived on vicadin.
Causes constipation. Did not shit for 3 DAYS. Brutal I tell ya'
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:07:31 PM EDT
Well after the nice sweet happy young man comes in to shave you.

The surgery on mine went well, but my family Doc found a mole he didn't like the look of. So after I was up and awake and able to talk. He asked if I wanted it taken off? Do NOT get local anaesthesia shots around an incision.

I wa up and walking in about two days. DO NOT WATCH ANY FUNNY TV SHOWS. I had nothing better to do and I started laughing at the first time I ever saw TED BAXTER on the MTM show.

About 3 days lter we had Christmas Dinner at our house.

Do not let small female cousins hit you on the stitches.

Visiting the bathroom is not fun. I recommend semi-violent diarrhea to avoid any stretching or stressing.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:46:40 PM EDT
You won't be able to screw for a year.

You will have to squat when you take a shit.

Just Kidding, best of wishes to you!
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