So, I recently found out that I have an inguinal hernia on the right side of my body. I had one roughly a year ago on my left side, so I know how the whole procedure goes.
However, after my first hernia repair, I got into serious bodybuilding (before that, I’d been doing ****ty programs, and eating bad too) and made some really nice gains (130 to 145 lbs - clean bulk) from September to now (I know that’s not much, but I’m also a track athlete, so the calories burned during practice weren’t really helping my cause). Any way, I’m trying to get this procedure done as soon as possible so the recovery can begin.
I’ve thought about waiting till the summer, but that means I won’t be able to lift heavy till then, and after that there’ll be the long ass recovery time.
For all the people who’ve had this done before: How long did it take you to get back into the shape you were before the procedure.
Last time it took me around a week to even get out of bed unassisted, let alone lift. It probably took me 6-7 weeks to start lifting light again. This kinda makes me mad because I’ve made really good strength gains too, and am having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that I won’t be lifting for a while.
I don’t know where this thread is going; I guess I’m just looking for encouragement, and motivation, since this has me down in the dumps.