had an inguinal hernia operation on 25th April. Had it done by laprascopy (keyhole)and a mesh inserted.
Involves three incisions and rather bizarrely one of those is basically a pump inserted into your stomach, it is expanded in the same way a balloon is, this creates the space for the Surgeon to insert the mesh. Not ideal but after years of lifting and martial arts it needed to be done.
I’m 42 in good general health. I exercise at least 7 times a week - sometimes twice a day. Weights, Muay thai, BJJ, Boxing and running.
I thought I’d do this post and update weekly so if anyone else has a similiar operation you have a gauge. Everyone is obviously different so do as your Doctor tells you iro recovery, this is just what I was told I could do and how it feels:
Thursday 25th April - Operation day - went well - came round after the operation feeling okay - stomach obviously sore,didnt do much other than walk for the next week
1 week later - saw Doctor all okay (Testicles still Black and Blue!! - interesting side effect is swollen love spuds- this is where the blood pools !!) All looked good was told I can start jogging. Started again on the following Monday 3k, Tuesday 4k, Today 5k (also done 50 facepulls with 7.5kg on the stack) and 50 lateral raises with 4kg DB’s) - 6 tomorrow day off Friday. all feeling good, still a nagging pain/soreness at the operation site but thats to be expected. Feel as though I could start weights again but not going there as Doctor says not for at least a month.