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paulf
09-04-2018, 11:53 AM
Had Hernia surgery (Belly) 2 weeks ago. Saturday, I dropped my truck tail gate on it, went to ER..seeing the surgeon today.

Never do that if you can help it, can't talk now.

Flying Orca
09-04-2018, 11:53 AM
Ouch. And I mean OUCH. Hope you heal quickly and well.

Norman Bernstein
09-04-2018, 11:55 AM
If you need repeat surgery, you should consider going to Canada. In Ontario, there is a hospital which does hernia repairs... that is the ONLY thing the hospital does. Their surgeons do ONLY hernia repair.... and the consequence is that they have a FAR better statistical outcome than do general surgeons who might do 20-30 hernia repairs per year.... the Ontario guys do as many as 1,000 per year.

https://www.shouldice.com/

John of Phoenix
09-04-2018, 11:56 AM
"Can't talk now."

I hate to see a groan man cry.

(Is it still pun week?)

paulf
09-04-2018, 12:05 PM
"Can't talk now."

I hate to see a groan man cry.

(Is it still pun week?)

I think this is the most exquisite pain I've ever felt...long lasting too!

We put the Pun in punishment!

paulf
09-04-2018, 12:06 PM
If you need repeat surgery, you should consider going to Canada. In Ontario, there is a hospital which does hernia repairs... that is the ONLY thing the hospital does. Their surgeons do ONLY hernia repair.... and the consequence is that they have a FAR better statistical outcome than do general surgeons who might do 20-30 hernia repairs per year.... the Ontario guys do as many as 1,000 per year.

https://www.shouldice.com/

That's great, but not in my ability to pay range.

SKIP KILPATRICK
09-04-2018, 12:07 PM
Ugh! Paul I have sympathy pains thinking about it.

Heal quickly!

Norman Bernstein
09-04-2018, 12:09 PM
That's great, but not in my ability to pay range.

Well, I'm not saying that a US general surgeon can't do a good job... and since you might need a repeat surgery on an emergency basis, maybe the Shouldice hospital thing doesn't apply. I don't think it's very expensive... a lot of Americans go there.....

...but clearly, you should do what YOU think best. I only wanted to mention the option.

S/V Laura Ellen
09-04-2018, 12:10 PM
When I had mine done, the doc warned me, multiple times, that repairs due to ripping the area shortly after surgery (until fully healed) would not go well.

amish rob
09-04-2018, 12:12 PM
I think this is the most exquisite pain I've ever felt...long lasting too!

We put the Pun in punishment!

Just donít breathe or move, and youíll be fine. :)

I really am sorry, Bud. Torn guts is misery. Get better!

Peace,
Robert

paulf
09-04-2018, 12:12 PM
Well, I'm not saying that a US general surgeon can't do a good job... and since you might need a repeat surgery on an emergency basis, maybe the Shouldice hospital thing doesn't apply. I don't think it's very expensive... a lot of Americans go there.....

...but clearly, you should do what YOU think best. I only wanted to mention the option.

Thanks Norman, if they find a strange problem, I will most definitely will "shop around".

paulf
09-04-2018, 12:13 PM
Just don’t breathe or move, and you’ll be fine. :)

I really am sorry, Bud. Torn guts is misery. Get better!

Peace,
Robert

Coughing is a real treat!

isla
09-04-2018, 12:14 PM
Sympathies Paul. I had hernia surgery twice back in 2012/13. First time I did what I was told and had six weeks of rest, no driving and no lifting. As soon as I returned to work the damned thing popped again and I had to get it redone. It's been OK since, fingers crossed.

amish rob
09-04-2018, 12:15 PM
Coughing is a real treat!
You just made a tear roll down my cheek.

Stay strong, Paul.

Peace,
Robert

paulf
09-04-2018, 12:15 PM
Sympathies Paul. I had hernia surgery twice back in 2012/13. First time I did what I was told and had six weeks of rest, no driving and no lifting. As soon as I returned to work the damned thing popped again and I had to get it redone. It's been OK since, fingers crossed.

No "hand me that Anvil" for me.

isla
09-04-2018, 12:16 PM
Coughing is a real treat!

But not as bad as sneezing eh? :d

Bobby of Tulsa
09-04-2018, 12:19 PM
Geez I am looking at That surgery on the thirteenth of this month. Kinda wish I had not read this. Heal soon bro and I hope all goes well for you.

paulf
09-04-2018, 12:22 PM
Geez I am looking at That surgery on the thirteenth of this month. Kinda wish I had not read this. Heal soon bro and I hope all goes well for you.

When they say...take it easy, no lifting over 20# Do just that. Funny how much you use your belly to push and manipulate things!

Bobby of Tulsa
09-04-2018, 12:25 PM
I hear ya on that. Sneezing is what worries me, I do this multiple sneeze thing every morning.

Nicholas Scheuer
09-04-2018, 12:37 PM
I had no idea hernia repair was so tricky! Good luck, Paul.

Breakaway
09-04-2018, 12:46 PM
Man, ouch. Hope you are allright.

Kevin

Garret
09-04-2018, 03:13 PM
Damn. Hope it gets fixed quickly & well. A friend had major surgery on his stomach area (pancreas & spleen gone) a year or so ago & the task that surprised him most was sanding. It took him months to get back to being able to.

David W Pratt
09-04-2018, 03:19 PM
Pun week, or weak pun?
Good luck on the recovery, revision, whatever

Jimmy W
09-04-2018, 03:27 PM
I hope you heal quickly, Paul.

Bobcat
09-04-2018, 03:31 PM
Geez I am looking at That surgery on the thirteenth of this month. Kinda wish I had not read this. Heal soon bro and I hope all goes well for you.

Just to shed some other light. I had it done on a Monday in November 2013, went to a concert that Wednesday, and then to Thanksgiving dinner the following day. The laparoscopic surgery is very different from the old days. In the 1970's my dad had open hernia reduction and was laid up for weeks. He did learn a new limerick:

Said the man with the hernia
Doctor, golldernia
While you fiddle
Down there with my middle
Don't touch nothing that don't concernia

PaulF: get well

John of Phoenix
09-04-2018, 03:34 PM
After several years of running in combat boots, I went in for my annual flight physical.

Doc: Turn your head and cough.
Me: [cough]
Doc: Again. OK, other side.
Me: [cough]
Doc: Hmm, again.
Me: [cough] Wadda ya mean "Hmm"?
Doc: You have a bilateral inguinal hernia.
Me: Bilateral I understand. Hernia I understand. What's the one in the middle mean?
Doc: You pilots would say "Your guts are fallin' into your nuts."

That was the old days when you spent a week recovering in the hospital. Yeah, sneezing was a life changing experience.

Heal quickly brother.

Bobby of Tulsa
09-04-2018, 03:39 PM
After the belly thing, I get to have a hydrocele fixed, that one sounds like real fun.

Bobby of Tulsa
09-04-2018, 03:39 PM
I hope Paul is not hurting.

Rum_Pirate
09-04-2018, 03:40 PM
Had Hernia surgery (Belly) 2 weeks ago. Saturday, I dropped my truck tail gate on it, went to ER..seeing the surgeon today.

May you recover quickly. Y>

John Meachen
09-04-2018, 04:08 PM
Best of luck Paul.I had one of those fixed last spring and it isn't something I wish to repeat.For the first week,getting into or out of bed was a slow process.Thankfully the healing went well and I hope you are soon able to look back on the whole process and a small hiccup as an improvement in the comfort level of your life.In case you were wondering,hiccups aren't quite as painful as sneezing and I hope you can avoid both.

paulf
09-04-2018, 04:29 PM
I hope Paul is not hurting.

Got to go back again tomorrow, fluid in the wound, perhaps infection...OY just what I need...

isla
09-04-2018, 04:31 PM
Got to go back again tomorrow, fluid in the wound, perhaps infection...OY just what I need...

Bummer! Best of luck to you, and a speedy recovery.

Phil Y
09-04-2018, 04:32 PM
"Can't talk now."

I hate to see a groan man cry.

(Is it still pun week?)
Luckily puns at best elicit a conspiratorial chuckle rather than a good belly laugh.

paulf
09-04-2018, 04:42 PM
Hydrocodone is my friend right now!

Makes me glad Opiates aren't banned!

bluedog225
09-04-2018, 04:44 PM
Sorry. Heal quickly. No booze. Easy to die accidentally.

Joe (SoCal)
09-04-2018, 04:50 PM
I feel your pain I spent the morning at the dentist.

Oh by the way have I mentioned that I HATE the dentist.

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paulf
09-04-2018, 04:53 PM
I feel your pain I spent the morning at the dentist.

Oh by the way have I mentioned that I HATE the dentist.

https://scontent.fhhr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/41034322_10214567264668799_1500372521923379200_n.j pg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a325bd25aabb5297aa38fa5b7dcf606a&oe=5C3530E4

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NITE NITE....enjoy the Nitr.......zzzzzzzzz

paulf
09-04-2018, 04:55 PM
Sorry. Heal quickly. No booze. Easy to die accidentally.

Ya, you get real sleepy...forever!

PeterSibley
09-04-2018, 04:58 PM
Be very selective on what you read, laugh will be agony !
My sympathy Paul.

bob winter
09-04-2018, 05:59 PM
Had Hernia surgery (Belly) 2 weeks ago. Saturday, I dropped my truck tail gate on it, went to ER..seeing the surgeon today.

Never do that if you can help it, can't talk now.

Not the best of moves, I feel for you. What Norman says about the Canadian clinic is correct, my dad went there and had good results.

Chip-skiff
09-04-2018, 06:04 PM
Ouch! Sorry to hear it.

Hope the refit goes well and you're soon back in fighting trim.

Robbie 2
09-04-2018, 07:12 PM
Heal well Paul.
Hope you had a pretty nurse:)

StevenBauer
09-05-2018, 09:14 PM
Paul, hope you are feeling better. Will you be at the Festival this weekend? Iíve got something to pass along to you.22339

paulf
09-05-2018, 09:32 PM
Today was a real...medieval experience.

You have an infection, plus you tore open the wound, he says.

Then he takes a scalpel and opens me up 2 inches and presses down very hard on my belly.
Your lucky he says, everything inside held. Then he packs a foot of half inch Iodaform in the hole and says do this every day for a week, home care nurse will do it.

No pain meds offered for the procedure, but more Hydrocodone for later.
Broke into a sweat during the incision. Almost winked out.

Guess I won't be at the WBF in PT this year.

https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/theodoric-of-york/n8661

paulf
09-05-2018, 09:57 PM
Sorry Steve, most likely I won't make it.
However if you make it to Sequim, I'll buy the beer.

StevenBauer
09-05-2018, 10:02 PM
Sorry Steve, most likely I won't make it.
However if you make it to Sequim, I'll buy the beer.

Well I wanted to visit Leo and Tally Ho out that way so we might be able to make that happen.

David G
09-05-2018, 10:09 PM
Dang this makes me cringe. Here's hoping for the swiftest and bestest of recoveries!!!

hawkeye54
09-05-2018, 10:52 PM
I had hernia repair 'way back when' - at age 2 and other side at age 6 - I STILL remember the removal of the stitches when I was 6 -- (unfavorably) --- Heal well, Paul .....




Rick

Rich Jones
09-06-2018, 03:47 AM
Sorry to hear of your pain, Paul. I've had the unpleasant experience of going through hernia repairs 4 times in the last 35 years, the last one being 10 months ago. That time was the worst. I really tore that thing and the pain was horrible. The repair went well with a very fast recovery. But I've learned to take it real easy for months afterwards. I'm still reluctant to do heavy lifting.

Paul Pless
10-21-2018, 04:51 AM
How's your recovery going Paul?

I had this surgery last year too, with complications. . .
though i was fortunate enough not to injure the incision site.

PeterSibley
10-21-2018, 05:04 AM
Stay right away from cartoons and joke threads, they will hurt you . DAMHIK.

isla
10-21-2018, 06:38 AM
Paul (F) don't watch this. When I had my hernia surgery my brother posted this to me thinking it would cheer me up. I think this was the reason I had to have the procedure done again :d


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw

John Smith
10-21-2018, 07:21 AM
OUCH! Only takes an instant to ruin a day (or more)

Hope you recover steadily with no more set backs.