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#1 grnspot110 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 08, 2018 - 06:00 AM

I've had a very small umbilical hernia for some time (years).  A couple months ago, it started bothering me a little, had my regular Dr look at it, she sent me to St Joe, MO to a surgeon.  Wife had the same procedure with the same surgeon a couple years ago.
 
Headed to St Joe just before 6 am yesterday, arriving a little before 7:30. Into surgery on time at 9:30, woke up at 10:52, out of the hospital before 2 pm. Part of the time problem was lack of bed space coming out of recovery.  Wasn't able to hold any food down yesterday evening, going to try some applesauce for breakfast this morning. Not feeling bad this morning, except for lack of sleep. Little sore this morning, but not too bad, biggest problem is getting up & down.
 
Agenda for today is rest, but several trips to the shop & back to keep moving!
 

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Posted March 08, 2018 - 06:12 AM

Take it slowly get well.


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Posted March 08, 2018 - 06:25 AM

Easy does it for a while!


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Posted March 08, 2018 - 07:52 AM

I have a Wheel Horse with the same thing. I put it in the yard for decoration. 


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Posted March 08, 2018 - 08:11 AM

Glad to hear all went well


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Posted March 08, 2018 - 08:25 AM

Take it slow and easy and let things heal naturally.  Hope you are back to your old self quickly and the surgery cured the problem.

 

Take care


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Posted March 08, 2018 - 08:26 AM

VERY easy does it!  You gotta be extremely careful or you'll pop loose all they fixed, but you know that.  Sure hope you can keep food down today.  I was very fortunate not to be sick following surgery.  Maybe you're past that this morning.


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Posted March 08, 2018 - 08:35 AM

Had the same surgery. Total recovery, good as new. Just do as the docs say, especially concerning lifting. All the best with your full and speedy recovery :thumbs:


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Posted March 08, 2018 - 09:46 AM

Feeling much better today, applesauce has stayed down for a couple hours now! Just had a "Chewy Bar", going out for a short walk & then heading to the recliner for a while.


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Posted March 08, 2018 - 03:38 PM

Don't cough or sneeze. Good thing you got it done before hernia got inflamed..if happens and when it does you got a whole new problem.

I've had two inguinal hernia repairs. Both repaired at Shouldice Clinic. They use a procedure that only requires incision to heal and you are back juggling anvils a week after surgery.


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Posted March 08, 2018 - 07:36 PM

Had the same surgery. Total recovery, good as new. Just do as the docs say, especially concerning lifting. All the best with your full and speedy recovery :thumbs:

Ditto!


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Posted March 08, 2018 - 09:06 PM

Not being able to hold food down after surgery brings back ugly memories.  Years ago I had double open cut hernia surgery.  Apparently the knock out drug did not agree with me & I had dry heaves in recovery.  Worst pain I ever experienced in my life, apparently no damage as the repairs lasted 30 years & still good.  Told my wife I think I experienced the pain of childbirth!

 

Spend lots of time in that recliner, but keep moving when you can.  Good luck.


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Posted March 08, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Not being able to hold food down after surgery brings back ugly memories.  Years ago I had double open cut hernia surgery.  Apparently the knock out drug did not agree with me & I had dry heaves in recovery.  Worst pain I ever experienced in my life, apparently no damage as the repairs lasted 30 years & still good.  Told my wife I think I experienced the pain of childbirth!

 

Spend lots of time in that recliner, but keep moving when you can.  Good luck.

Teresa always got the heaves BAD after any surgery or any procedure requiring being knocked out.  I've had one surgery, and a couple procedures requiring being put under, and it's never made me sick.  Woke to pain, but never sick stomach.  Guess I'm just lucky.  



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Posted March 08, 2018 - 10:24 PM

This is my second go-round with a hernia, first one was an inguinal hernia 35+ years ago.  At the time, our local hospital didn't have a full time surgeon, so any non-emergency surgeries were grouped up & a surgeon from Alaska that grew up near her would fly in.  He would do the scheduled surgeries & go back to Alaska.  I never met the guy, but knew his brother from the fire service.  A year or two ago, when watching the TV show "Alaska, the Last Frontier", Otto Kilcher was going to need a hernia repaired & Dr Paul Sayer came to his homestead on a house call, the same Dr Sayer that repaired mine over 30 years ago! 


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Posted March 08, 2018 - 10:44 PM

don't cough or sneeze, and whatever you do don't force a fart...let it go easy...lol.   seriously try to take it easy, gotta get past this.   takes time to heal.

prayers out to you and your better half...


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