last year the surgeon was going to put another mesh organic or some such thing but when he opened me up decided against putting an other foreign body in there because of the infections. after the mesh was put in it made life a lot easier but other problems years down the track lead to my surgery. if the mesh had not been penetrated most likely still have it in there
Had umbilical hernia op July 31st 2018. Hole was 1.5cm. Mesh used. Was told by the anaesthetist of all people, just before being wheeled in, that it would be a painful recovery. What a prick. Recovery was very straight forward. Essentially nil pain. Very happy.
Am going in next Monday for arthroplasty (left knee replacement)
45 years of football & baseball finally caught up with me but ended up rupturing my cartilage on a work site which is what has triggered the whole thing
Am sorting it out thru my private health insurance which was lucky as the titanium prosthetic was made in Boston from a 3D printed CT scan that was sent over there from my surgeon - modern medicine eh?
Have been doing 5km day “prehab” but sounds like I’m gonna be off work about 3 months
I had left and right inguinal hernia done about 3 years ago. Was pretty sore after and spent good part of 2 - 3 weeks in bed. Just keep up with the pain meds at the start and make sure you got Netflix or something to keep you busy. Was back at work after 5 weeks and everything pretty much went back to normal. I had a bit of pain in the area last year while I had a bad cough so had scans but the pain was from some scar tissue or something.