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I have to go for a hernia operation. It is a hernia on my stomach wall. It does not worry me much but my surgeon reckons there is a risk. I allowed me to keep on cycling until the Kremetart Stage race in our Northern Province later in the year. The race is in our winter and it will be logical to go for the surgery after that. How long will my recovery be??? How long before I can start training again???? What must I watch out for???? Any other tips or suggestions?????
02-15-04, 11:26 AM
I just had surgery on a hernia near by belly button, two days ago. I was only out for an hour and I spend about 3 more hours chilling out before I was released. The feeling was a little funny. I have been walking around a little hunched over, holding my belly to keep from too much movement. Basically, lying down and chilling out is recommended after this surgery. No lifting. Each day, I feel like I am getting better. I will try not to lift anything heavy for a week or so if I can help it.
I expected a scar, but they went through my belly button. It looks a little different now, which is funny. The stiches will eventually disintegrate and everything should be back to normal.
Hope all goes well with you! Here's a picture, the day after.