Originally Posted by Newboy
I have recently developed a Hernia, just thought I'd let you know.
No seriously, any of you people out there suffered with this complaint? Did you continue cycling? I have been referred to a consultant with a view to surgery, anyone had this surgery recently? Does it heal quickly? Are there alternate methods of treatment?
Hernia, now that does make me feel old!!!!
Hernia and age are NOT synonymous. It has more to do with the structure of your body.
I "kept" one for several years, but finally had it repaired.
I used a local anesthetic, and the surgery was MUCH more complicated than they suspected. I believe it was what they call a "sliding" hernia. I wanted a mirror so I could see what was going on, but they refused!
It was more painful due to the complications, and the surgeon said he would never do one under "local" again!
Anyway, I had it repaired, went home the same day, and have had no recurrence. Wish I had done it earlier. This was about 30 years ago.