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Good I'm glad but looking at the timing of your postings I'd hazard a guess you are robbing yourself of sleep so that's not helping Col.

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I've always been a night person Brew.  Never was much on early mornings.  I didn't get out of bed till well after 10:00 a.m. yesterday and spent much of the day dozing.

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Now I've gorra bloomin' Hernia.

Diagnosed it myself via the internet, but the doc confirmed it yesterday.  He's making me an apptmt with a surgeon this week to confirm and discuss it.  Just what I needed!!!

Never had surgery, never been in a hospital.

No lifting for now.  How's a guy supoosed to wotk in his garden?   :(

Have any of you men had this problem?   How did it turn out?

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Not me but my late father. It’s a very straightforward operation these days and recovery takes about two weeks. No heavy lifting for six weeks.

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Thanks Phil.  Pretty much what I expected.  I'd have a hard time disciplining myself not to overdo it for six weeks though.  I was hoping there might be a none surgical solution, but I doubt it.

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You be ok Loppy...........i had one back in 1964,,,probably caused by lifting Barrels of Tub butter for Marsdens,,,bit different in those days,,,in City Hospital for a week,,,and told when leaving.......'''No Humping for at least 6 months''''.........still  lifted the Butter Barrels though.........lol

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Truss.  Yes, that was probably the solution before surgery.  Not sure how well it would work.  Mine's in the groin.  Awkward place.

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They insert a surgical mesh. You can usually observe the operation on YouTube if you can bring yourself to watch. I viewed my hip operation but only afterwards. It was fascinating!

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Hernia repair is very straightforward. Procedure is either keyhole i.e. laparoscopic or open i.e. conventional.  A friend had one done last year. Day case surgery. Need to be sensible afterwards but, otherwise, not a problem.

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Give it a few weeks I should be able to cock me leg again then.  :biggrin:

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Have a word with Compo LL., he'll give some tips on how to ease pain. But it does involve a tub of Ben & Jerry's. 

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Just got in from the hospital.  Had hernia surgery.  First surgery I've ever had.

It was a good experience if surgery can ever be called a good experience.  The surgeon''s nurse told me she'd hold my hand as I dozed off.  She did too!  Ben would have loved it.  :biggrin:

All for now I'm a bit sore. Going to bed pretty quick..

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How did I miss this Loppy? 

I hope all heals well and that you are bounding around the yard very soon.

 

 

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Ben is well pleased for you loppy

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You'll be fine, Loppy.  It will be painful at first but they should have given you something for that. 

 

A friend of mine had this op last September and he's thrilled with the result. You just need to be A good dog for a few weeks. No carrying heavy bones, no digging up the vegetable patch, no racing round the garden.  As WW says, daily doses of Bach will make you feel better, along with cuddles from Jake and Bailey.

 

You'll soon be back to normal. Look after yourself.

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All the best LL. Hope you get comfortable and recover quickly.x

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Well done Loppy for being a very brave boy.  Get fit soon. 

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Thank y'all your kind wishes.

Maybe I mentioned it while you were taking a break, Col.  I didn't want to go on about it.  Lot's of folks have far more difficult issues.  As a couple of you noted I'm planning on taking a few good doses of Bach. It will have to be on cds though.  I won't be back on the organ for week or so.  Haven't played much for the last week or two.  The hernia got to hurting if I got too active with the pedals.  

As regards American hospitals I can't speak to highly of the one here.  All of the staff were friendly and helpful and seemed to enjoy a bit of banter.  Especially the black guy who came in to shave me, and I don't mean my face.   :biggrin:  We had a good old laugh.  As noted surgeons nurse, Connie, treated me like a long lost cousin when they took me in .

What surprised me was a big monitor at the end of the table.  I aked if they were putting it on Youtube.  It was actually for the surgeon to have a look around inside of this old dog.   Ended up with just a couple of small incisions..   bit sore but really no worse than the hernia was before the surgery.

Currently eating breakfast, poached egg and cornflakes. I haven't eaten much since Monday.  So far so good.   :)

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Hope you’ll be up and about again quickly, Loppy xx

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Well done loppy,, i didnt mention,,but ive just had a Colonoscopy,,at Queens med,,having coffee and biscuits now,,all was ok,cancer free thanks lord,lovely girls,,

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Good news, Loppy!

 

Get out of it, our Ben. It's just an excuse to see the nurses!

 

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I think I'd rather have what i had than a colonoscopy, Ben.    There's just some places I don't want anybody sticking a camera.  :biggrin:   Yer a brave ladI

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Ben,  pleased your colonoscopy showed nothing  untoward.   You’ll feel relieved.....

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