- Hernia ops…recovery time advice!
I had an op last year. I was happily walking around after 1 week, light riding (road stuff and light pootle’s) after 3 and back to pretty much normal after 4 or 5.
Just do what feel comfortable, if it twinges then stop.
I’ll a relatively fit 28 year old bloke if that helps.Posted 9 years agoTandemJeremyMember
Depends on what type of repair to some extent – there are different methods.
The issue is tho that although you feel fine your abdominal wall is not fully back to strength – this will take at least 3 months. So the important thing is not to stress it – no heavy lifting.
So no lifting your bike over styles, in and out of cars and so on. Otherwise just be sensible – if it hurts / aches stop. 2 or 3 weeks to be back on a bike seems reasonable to me.Posted 9 years agoAdamWMember
I had an inguinal hernia a number of years ago that was fixed with a patch (that’s what they tend to do these days). I was off work for a couple of weeks and then built up again. The strange thing is that even after all these years (about 7) I still get a bit of an ache if I work quite hard in exercise.
If you get a hernia that isn’t inguinal I think the recovery may be longer. Also if they stitch the muscle as opposed to patch it may take longer to get back to normal.Posted 9 years agoantigeeMember
was off work for a couple of weeks and then built up again. The strange thing is that even after all these years (about 7) I still get a bit of an ache if I work quite hard in exercise.
2 yrs here and i get the same – i read up before the op and about 5% get quite a lot of pain for ever – trapped nerves are to blame
i don’t do hanging leg raises because get sore – ditto running hard up hill but its only a numb ache i put down to irritating scar tissue that forms around the web stuff
as to post about 8 weeks before rode 6 weeks run first 4 weeks did a bit of walking but stiles hurt – but i’m late 40’sPosted 9 years agosingletrackmindMember
had a double repair, 3 weeks off work . followed by 3 months off the bike. Key hole surgery and mesh inserts. Having read the adverts in the papers about a few days of work, then tennis 2 weeks later I was surprised. Think the surgeon had it in for me, as i was late, which i wasn’t , I was sent to wrong ward, then to the wrong theater , pushing my own trolly in my surgical gown and barefeetPosted 9 years agocrikeyMember
I had an appendicectomy, not the same, but a big 5 inch scar ( retrocaecal appendix, Reg with shovel-like hands) thru the abdominal wall… I used to wait in for the district nurse and tell her I was resting, then get out on the bike, that was 3 days post op, but I’m a nurse so I’m allowed.Posted 9 years agopaul4stonesSubscriber
Well, these are all very cautious.
I had a keyhole inguinal op last summer. Surgeon said “encourage early mobility” and specifically walk half a mile the day after, build up to 2 miles by a week after, then you can lift 1 stone and run after that.
That’s more or less what I did. Cycled after a week on the road (and drove) cycled 28 miles (flatish, with a 9yr old so not too fast)after 10 days but didn’t feel I could run comfortably for about 3-4 weeks. MTB after about 5 weeks.
I found the recovery to be incremental ie not a daily improvement but suddenly every few days things would be much better.
I was a very fit 39yr old, comfortably running a couple of hours on the fells! (Still am thank goodness!)
Good luck!Posted 9 years agoYoung Dave rileyMember
We’re all different. i’m a window cleaner and was back at work quickly,but there was the occasional twinge.My father-in-law had his fixed a bit earlier than me and his popped again.Posted 9 years ago
I have occasional pain for no apparent reason. i’m late forties,reasonably fit…..but not fell running fit…AdamWMember
Mine wasn’t keyhole surgery – I have a large scar down below…. That took some time to heal! The funny thing was that I was expecting someone to turn up to, ahem, ‘shave’ me down there but no-one did. After I woke up I found that I had been neatly shaved and exactly *half* had been removed. I complained, I thought they would have done a nice motif or something, or given me an amusing Brazilian or something!
And I don’t care if it was too much info!Posted 9 years ago
I went prepared with a number 2 but they gave me a trimmer and said no to my stylish effort! i was cut open too and i’ve a nice 5″ scar so no rushing back to anything. Plus i’m an electrician so pretty much anything i do is lifting….so i lead you to believe! the kettle is heavy when full!!Posted 9 years ago
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