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    umbilical hernia surgery

    Who's had it? Recovery time? Tell me now gdi

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    Didn't have an actual umbilical hernia but one very similar. I can PM you a picture if you want lol because I have it right now. I'm having surgery on the 9th. They can do it laparoscopically, be off work about a week but no working out for 8 weeks. Sucks but believe me when I say I have had a lot worse. Sorry to hear you have one though.

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    I had the procedure done back in late Jan 2014. Not as bad as i had heard considering my hernia was the size of a grapefruit. I trained for several years with it and the tear would progressively get larger and larger... of course the more I trained the more it would show, pissing me off as my aesthetics and hard work where often over shadowed by this bulge protruding from my abs.

    Finally the hernia got twisted off and turned a nice purple/red and extremely sensitive and sore. I scheduled emergency surgery, went with the mesh patch and it has healed just fine.

    I did not take much down time as i was getting great gains in both mass and strength at the time. I almost felt better at once. I took 10 days before i started back very slowly, working up to about 75 % within a month. This was probably not very bright, but at the time i was zoned in with my training and could not just sit.

    I was in the hospital for about 14 hours, went in at 6am and was released to go home at 8ish.. the surgery was not bad at all. When i came too in post op, a nurse would ask of my pain level, almost at once. She would administer morphine as needed for about a good hour or so until i got to where my normal pain meds where doing the job.

    I was home in bed by 10pm that night.

    I seem to have a pretty good tolerance to pain, so i hope that my experience for you is not WAY off.

    The jist would be, quick operation, not much discomfort after surgery and area will heal quickly. Be wise ( not like me!) stay easy on your feet for a good couple weeks to get a feel for it and you will find your lifting as strong as ever in no time.

    One thing. If you have waited, like me, and your muscle wall and or any tissue has been compromised or died due to lack of blood, be prepared for a possible follow up surgery as you can NOT have dead tissue inside your abdominal cavity. I know this only from a scare i had. My hernia, as mentioned, was large and i did wait, but it fortunately did not do much severe damage. I thought it did as my belly button and navel area turned red and GREEN within a week or two. IF this happens, DON'T FREAK OUT! It is simply dead skin that will eventually peel off when blood returns to the area. It is very weird and odd to say the least to feel, but don't over react, it is very normal.

    Much luck Bro! Heal fast!

    Peace and God Bless,

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1HungLo View Post
    Didn't have an actual umbilical hernia but one very similar. I can PM you a picture if you want lol because I have it right now. I'm having surgery on the 9th. They can do it laparoscopically, be off work about a week but no working out for 8 weeks. Sucks but believe me when I say I have had a lot worse. Sorry to hear you have one though.
    I believe I saw pictures of yours, that's scary shit. Where were those pictures? I want to see again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagstd View Post
    I had the procedure done back in late Jan 2014. Not as bad as i had heard considering my hernia was the size of a grapefruit. I trained for several years with it and the tear would progressively get larger and larger... of course the more I trained the more it would show, pissing me off as my aesthetics and hard work where often over shadowed by this bulge protruding from my abs.

    Finally the hernia got twisted off and turned a nice purple/red and extremely sensitive and sore. I scheduled emergency surgery, went with the mesh patch and it has healed just fine.

    I did not take much down time as i was getting great gains in both mass and strength at the time. I almost felt better at once. I took 10 days before i started back very slowly, working up to about 75 % within a month. This was probably not very bright, but at the time i was zoned in with my training and could not just sit.

    I was in the hospital for about 14 hours, went in at 6am and was released to go home at 8ish.. the surgery was not bad at all. When i came too in post op, a nurse would ask of my pain level, almost at once. She would administer morphine as needed for about a good hour or so until i got to where my normal pain meds where doing the job.

    I was home in bed by 10pm that night.

    I seem to have a pretty good tolerance to pain, so i hope that my experience for you is not WAY off.

    The jist would be, quick operation, not much discomfort after surgery and area will heal quickly. Be wise ( not like me!) stay easy on your feet for a good couple weeks to get a feel for it and you will find your lifting as strong as ever in no time.

    One thing. If you have waited, like me, and your muscle wall and or any tissue has been compromised or died due to lack of blood, be prepared for a possible follow up surgery as you can NOT have dead tissue inside your abdominal cavity. I know this only from a scare i had. My hernia, as mentioned, was large and i did wait, but it fortunately did not do much severe damage. I thought it did as my belly button and navel area turned red and GREEN within a week or two. IF this happens, DON'T FREAK OUT! It is simply dead skin that will eventually peel off when blood returns to the area. It is very weird and odd to say the least to feel, but don't over react, it is very normal.

    Much luck Bro! Heal fast!

    Peace and God Bless,

    Jagstd
    This sounds promising, mine is ping pong ball size at worst. No pinching at all.

    Thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by _LG_ View Post
    I believe I saw pictures of yours, that's scary shit. Where were those pictures? I want to see again.
    Those are actually pictures of surgical wounds taken in June. I developed the hernia in July so you haven't seen it yet. It's about softball size right now. The surgical pics are in one of the threads started by Roid.

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    I just had an umbilical hernia surgery a month ago. Recovered in 3 weeks back to work in week 4....no problems... The first week is a biotch... Just stay on meds and watch TV. Not back to lifting heavy yet... Building up my next cycle

    Eat. Lift. Sleep. Repeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaoticsolja View Post
    I just had an umbilical hernia surgery a month ago. Recovered in 3 weeks back to work in week 4....no problems... The first week is a biotch... Just stay on meds and watch TV. Not back to lifting heavy yet... Building up my next cycle

    Eat. Lift. Sleep. Repeat.
    Fuark.
    How bad was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaoticsolja View Post
    I just had an umbilical hernia surgery a month ago. Recovered in 3 weeks back to work in week 4....no problems... The first week is a biotch... Just stay on meds and watch TV. Not back to lifting heavy yet... Building up my next cycle

    Eat. Lift. Sleep. Repeat.
    So they couldn't repair yours laparoscopically? Would have been much less recovery time. I plan on going back to work after a week.

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    Here you go little guy:

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    Crazy bro.

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    Mother fucker, that is what I've got. I have an appointment late September to have mine seen about. My intestine is poking through the top of my belly button. I can't lift, I can't hardly fuck, pushing really hard on a turd hurts. It has fucking ruined my life.
    Fucking Determined!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    Mother fucker, that is what I've got. I have an appointment late September to have mine seen about. My intestine is poking through the top of my belly button. I can't lift, I can't hardly fuck, pushing really hard on a turd hurts. It has fucking ruined my life.
    Hang tough bro, it's really not that bad. I am still lifting with mine and am actually lifting pretty heavy. No leg work though cuz that's what really puts the most strain on mine. I'm doing long distance bicycling for my legs. Get a stool softener and take a couple times a day then when stools get too soft drop it to once a day. As for fucking, make her get on top or do your laundry by hand for awhile. Some of it's probably in your head. Do what you feel like doing just avoid straining. Good luck bro.

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    Can you see any hernia in those pics?


    The hernia is a weakness or hole of the belly button (umbilicus) or tissue around the umbilicus (paraumbilical)
    I got a paraumbelical hernia about 10 weeks ago when going for 520lbs deadlift. It is tiny, of a size of BB gun bullet, I am having it repaired in October.
    It never caused me any pain or discomfort, I got myself a hernia support belt and I keep lifting as heavy as I used to. In those 10 weeks it has not gotten any bigger.


    As for recovery time I guess it depends on the size of the hernia, I know a kid at my gym who just had paraumbelical hernia repaired, his was slightly bigger than mine, he said it was a ball 4th of an inch in diameter sticking out from his navel.
    2 weeks post surgery and he was back at the gym, doing light, mostly seated exercises that do not involve core muscles. He did not look like he fully recovered thought, kept holding his abs after each set. I spoke to him again at 4 weeks post surgery, he seemed much better, the discomfort was gone but he was going to stick to light weights for another 2 weeks and then slowly add weight.

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    Omg my man. 1hunglo, tried to send you a pm nephew but your box is full. Empty that mutha!

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