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    Hernia surgery this week....

    I have hernia surgery coming up the middle of this week. I know each situation is different, but does anyone know the average recovery time from this type of surgery. This is an umbilical hernia and not one closer to the "boys". Ive heard anywhere from 4 -8weeksbefore I could start squatting and pulling again. The doctor is a good guy but doesnt fully understand about the heavy lifting aspect. He speaks to more of the average man's daily lifting, and not powerlifting. Any help would be great..

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    Hernia

    I have endured two hernia operations.. however both mine were inguinal hernias... one on each side..my surgeon installed large mesh patches on both sides and to date ( I'll knock on wood ) I've not had any further issues.... It honestly was a pain in the NUTS!..,.,,my recovery time was I was back up in about 2-3 days. but moving very slowly!.....the gym I was back in there 2-3 weeks however I was cautioned to be very slow and methodical and don't just JUMP back into the weights.. take it slow and easy!. good luck

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    Check with Jon Grove of NGBB. I think he's had to go through that. Good luck and a fast recovery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mastermonster View Post
    Check with Jon Grove of NGBB. I think he's had to go through that. Good luck and a fast recovery!
    Jon has had several umbilical hernia repairs done. He's got some good stories about his hernia repair rehab too.


    I blew out an umbilical hernia 5 years ago pulling linoleum off my kitchen floor. When I went in for the repair, the surgeon wanted to do it laproscopically (the quick in and out proceedure that may not hold up to heavy lifting). I told him point blank I was going to be squatting upwards of 900 to 1000 lbs within the next few years and I needed a repair that would hold up. He agreed and put in a mesh. The first few days post surgery, I was flat on my back crying. I was back in the gym going light within a few weeks. was back squatting heavy within a few months, although I did have problems with severe abdominal muscle cramps for several months post surgery. Its going to take about 8-12 weeks for that mesh to seat fully. If you are like me, you'll know when you can start pushing it a bit harder, but don't just jump in. Ease back into heavier lifting--ie squats and deadlifts. Listen to your body.
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    I had mine done several years ago. I was fortunate that I could get 3 weeks off from work. I am an excellent patient. I remained in a reclined chair for the better part of those three weeks. The more rest and less movement you do the better you will heal. If you are one of those heros who thinks they can get back to regular life in a few days, it will never heal properly for pl purposes. I resumed light lifting at 4 weeks and was just about at full speed at 6. If you are a good boy you will be 100% easy in 8 weeks. Plus, this is a good time to let those other nagging injuries heal up. Best of luck.


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    thanks guys. fortunately i am having the surgery in a cpl days and next week we are out the entire week for thanksgiving holidays. i'll have 12 complete days to do nothing, and as vince said, "be a good boy" and heal. thanks for the response.

    JK1 - also, thanks for the help with the other issue i questioned you about..!!!!!
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    My husband Mike had the mesh put in a few years ago. He put it off for years, and ended up with the muscles separating in the abdominal wall in addition to the hernias.
    To really ram home to his surgeon how strong he needed the repair to be, he took a picture in to the doctor's office of him squatting 1003. It worked. The doctor put in 3 mesh patches that partially overlap each other in the most vulnerable area.
    The first couple days after surgery were tough, but he healed very well and very quickly.
    Good luck!

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    thanks bev..!!!!
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    I had surgery 5 months ago to repair a sports hernia. The guy who did the surgery is a hernia specialist and regularly operates on pro football players, lifters, hockey players, etc. so I followed his post-surgery guidelines 100%. They were to do nothing really outside of walking for the first 3 weeks, then from weeks 4-6 you can start jogging and finally after 6 weeks you can return to lifting/sprints and hard training in general. He said it would probably be around 3 months before I felt completely comfortable lifting as heavy as I could and training and hard as possible which was right on point.

    Had I felt compelled to do so, I probably could have cut the recovery time a bit short but I really didn't want to **** around so I decided to play it safe, I'm glad I did.

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    Here's the guy's site, he has two recovery approaches. One is for 18 days and the other is for 6-9 weeks. I chose the latter.

    18 days: http://www.sportshernia.com/sports-h...hteen-days.php

    6-9 weeks: http://www.sportshernia.com/sports-h...nine-weeks.php

    EDIT- I love how in the 6-9 weeks link, he says in the post-operative 1st, 2nd and 3rd weeks: "Sex is OK" haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pricedtosell View Post
    Here's the guy's site, he has two recovery approaches. One is for 18 days and the other is for 6-9 weeks. I chose the latter.

    18 days: http://www.sportshernia.com/sports-h...hteen-days.php

    6-9 weeks: http://www.sportshernia.com/sports-h...nine-weeks.php

    EDIT- I love how in the 6-9 weeks link, he says in the post-operative 1st, 2nd and 3rd weeks: "Sex is OK" haha.
    He's telling the truth... NOTHING will kill the mood like bad ab cramps right about the time you get your groove going. You lay there and cry and she' gets pissy... listen to the doctor.
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