I am currently 2.5 months post op from a right inguinal hernia surgery. I have a 3 inch incision and the hernia was repaired with a mesh.
The first week post op was the most painful experience I’ve ever had. I’ve passed 9 kidney stones, ruptured 2 disks, broken various bones and have had many other painful experiences but nothing compares to the torture of post op inguinal hernia surgery.
I’m now doing much better but have had some ups and downs. I’m in a down right now since I’ve tried some new exercises. Bodyweight squats and lunges have strained the mess out of the repair area. I’m hoping relaxing for awhile will allow it to heal right back up.
At 1 month post op the doc said I could slowly start training again so I spent the next month doing various exercises using no more than 30 lbs total. At 2 months out I started doing easy bodyweight exercises (Box squats, pushups from knees, bent knee inverted rows, etc.). It seems anytime I try to incorporate a new or harder exercise it just strains the repair area.
Has anyone had experience with trying to regain strength after an inguinal hernia?
I’m tempted to start a post op training log to see if I can get some insight.