Travel After Hernia Surgery Video
Travel After Hernia Surgery
My Inguinal Hernia Repair Surgery and Recovery
I had an inguinal hernia repair surgery on December 13th, 2012, and recorded this video throughout the procedure and during my recovery period. The hernia was in my groin area on the right side and was causing discomfort, especially when I was standing still for extended periods. The problem was that you aren’t supposed to lift more than 10 pounds for 4 weeks after the surgery, and I travel regularly as part of my career. I first noticed the hernia in August but had to wait until December because I had a busy travel schedule during the fall season. If I didn’t do the operation during this window, I would have to wait until a year later in December 2013. So I decided to get it done.
The doctor described a number of risk factors associated with hernia surgery, including extensive bruising and possible chronic pain. They insert a mesh screen where the hernia is located and the chronic pain can sometimes result from the body not accepting that mesh. In those cases, although rare, the only final solution is to remove the mesh screen, which of course results in the same hernia you started with. Anyway, I know a lot of people who have had hernia repair surgeries and none of them have experienced any problems as a result.
This video has clips from before the surgery, immediately following the surgery and during the three days following the surgery. I hope it provides some guidance for others who might be preparing for similar procedures themselves. I also hope those who watch this video will share their own thoughts and experiences in the comment section below. Thank you for watching and for reading this extended description as well!
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