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Inguinal hernia.

I've had my calling from the wonderful NHS to get my long standing bulge in my pants seen to. Has anyone had this procedure done and, importantly, the slice and dice method (I don't qualify for keyhole).
My question is what was your recovery like? Any tips that helped you get back on your feet?
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Not in my groin but in my stomach I had the same.

Took a couple of weeks of lying around the house before I could move reasonably freely. Sitting up and standing was painful plus I didn't want to pull the internal stitches out.

Wasn't allowed to drive for 5 weeks either.

But after that I was fine. Got a nice scar to show off. Guessing flashing your groin is a bit different to my stomach!
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Not in my groin but in my stomach I had the same.

Took a couple of weeks of lying around the house before I could move reasonably freely. Sitting up and standing was painful plus I didn't want to pull the internal stitches out.

Wasn't allowed to drive for 5 weeks either.

But after that I was fine. Got a nice scar to show off. Guessing flashing your groin is a bit different to my stomach!
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"Most people make a full recovery from inguinal hernia repair within 6 weeks, although many people can return to driving, work and light activities within 2 weeks. "


https://www.nhsinform.scot/tests-and...-hernia-repair


I had an appendectomy as a 'standard' op, ended up with a DVT because I didn't have clear guidance about activity levels other than "don't strain yourself!"


Hope it goes OK
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Hope the op goes ok

Don't strain yourself is a good point. Trying to put this delicately. Eat food that passes through easily!
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No anaesthetic I bet, biting down on a piece of leather strapping, that’s my boy.

Triathlon the next day.

Grrrr.

Best of luck🔪🔪🔪👍Keep us posted.
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I had mine done by keyhole, so it's not all that relevant to your case, but my recovery was easy. I had the expected groin pain for a few days & on & off again for a few weeks, but the strongest painkillers I found I needed were paracetamol - the hospital provided stronger stuff which I didn't use.

As for driving, the surgeon advised the "emergency stop" test recommended in the NHS guidelines; if necessary, I'd have felt happy driving within a couple of weeks.

Within two or three months it was like it had never happened.
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I had a double hernia op a few years ago , one on each side. Luckily i had keyhole, one week laid on the sofa playing on PS4 back to work after two weeks. Someone at work had conventional surgery and had six weeks off to recover.
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Ouchy Ouchy ouch ouch.

All went well. Thanks for good wishes.

(Missus has already told me I'm milking it!)
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You know when, out of nowhere, a thought occurs to you and you can’t un-think it?

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Get well soon.
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Smoother than you know what.

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Great news.

Did you ask for any other work to be done while they were down there? any add-ons, extensions, second storey, new roofline.

Take it easy, softly softly catchee Monkee.
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Take it easy.
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Milk it for all it's worth!! Rest and recouperation.

Do you have dissolving stitches or do you have to go back and have them taken out??

Beware the itching as the hairs grow back or just keep waxing!!!

Get well soon

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Thanks JP.

Re the hair. It feels like they removed the hair on my nut sack with a belt sander. Sore as hell. Speed not finese I guess.
And it's dissolving stitches. Appointment to go back and see surgeon in 6 weeks for a check up. He told me not to lift anything heavy for that time so that'll be me signed off until then.
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i read that as tree surgeon
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I've had my calling from the wonderful NHS to get my long standing bulge in my pants seen to. Has anyone had this procedure done and, importantly, the slice and dice method (I don't qualify for keyhole).
My question is what was your recovery like? Any tips that helped you get back on your feet?
Good luck Harvo. Hopes you get better soon.


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i read that as tree surgeon
Tree surgeon for a twig?
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Thanks JP.
Re the hair. It feels like they removed the hair on my nut sack with a belt sander. Sore as hell.
Who says they didn't use a belt sander?
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Who says they didn't use a belt sander?
I'm positive they did! Anyhow, a bit of linseed oil has sorted them out.......
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I'm positive they did! Anyhow, a bit of linseed oil has sorted them out.......
Do they shave you while you’re under the cosh, can’t spell anaesthetic.? I wouldn’t fancy someone messing with my twig and berries while I laid there conscious.
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Saw the headline and mistook it for a new Vauxhall.
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Do they shave you while you’re under the cosh, can’t spell anaesthetic.? I wouldn’t fancy someone messing with my twig and berries while I laid there conscious.
Yep. Went under with a full man covering. Woke up like a prepubescent kid. Oh the fun they must have in these places.
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