What can I expect as I recover from hernia surgery?
I had a right inguinal hernia and got surgery for it today. The surgery was done at Mass. General Hospital. I’m very thankful to have it over with, as the thing had been getting progressively more painful when standing or moving about. Only laying flat on my back was a surefire way to stay comfortable.
To those who have been through it, or watched a loved one go through it, how long does the recovery typically take? What can I expect? What’s the best strategy to minimize the pain, other than popping the oxycodone pills they gave me?
Those who know and like me, please wish me a speedy and full recovery. Those who know and despise me, here’s your chance to wish me a festering infection, multiple attempts at repairs and then the final oxymoron, “The operation was a success but unfortunately the patient died.”