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Umbilical Hernia
« on: May 21, 2014, 08:29:04 AM »
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  • So I've had a lump near my navel since I was in my late teens. Had it checked out back when I noticed it and was told it was nothing. So 20 years later, after the gym one day, I noticed that if I push it... it goes in.. freaked me out. So I went to the doctor 2 days ago and he says it's a hernia and could be a big deal. So I need to have surgery to have it repaired. He is pretty sure it will be done Laporascopically so the recovery time will be reduced. He said I should take it easy in the gym till then and I can still surf for now, but if it changes or becomes painful to go to the e.r. What I'm worried about is having post op pain for the rest of my life when I surf. It looks like I will have mesh and staples in my guts from here on out.... not cool.  Has anyone gone through this surgery before?

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    Re: Umbilical Hernia
    « Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 11:30:22 AM »
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  • Had my repaired a few years ago when I got sick and tired of onefin making fun of the biggest bellybutton ever.   ;) 

    One small incision, barely noticed any discomfort afterward and have to look hard to see the scar now.  Go for it.
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    Re: Umbilical Hernia
    « Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 08:04:38 PM »
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  • Thanks kook. How bad/long was the recovery? How long till you could get back in the water?

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    Re: Umbilical Hernia
    « Reply #3 on: May 21, 2014, 08:24:58 PM »
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  • I don't really remember but I was given a complete ok to resume whatever i desired at about 4-6 weeks if I recall correctly.
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    Re: Umbilical Hernia
    « Reply #4 on: May 21, 2014, 08:51:27 PM »
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  • Not so bad. I should be good by august then.

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