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Old 03-25-12, 05:14 PM
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Inguinal Hernia Repair Recovery

So I'm having a inguinal hernia repair this week.

If you had a similar procedure what was your recovery time before you got back on your bike?

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So I'm having a inguinal hernia repair this week.

If you had a similar procedure what was your recovery time before you got back on your bike?

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I had an inguinal repair in sept 09. Your recovery time will depend on if you have labroscopy procedure or not. They actually cut me open and I was off the bike 6-8 weeks( if I remember right). After my 2nd post surgery appointment my doctor gave me the green light to cycle again and said to just ease back into my cycling regimen. Within 3-4 weeks after getting back in the saddle I was back to pre-surgery levels.
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I had Umbilical Hernia repair last fall and was off the bike 3-4 weeks, but it was getting cold anyway so no big loss...
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So I'm having a inguinal hernia repair this week.

If you had a similar procedure what was your recovery time before you got back on your bike?

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I had mine repaired last August and took a slow ride one week after. Was riding to work in 10 days. My surgeon indicated no real difference in laproscopy or incision (I had a 1.5 inch incision).
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I just had a surgery to remove about a foot of my ascending colon and will be off the bike for anther 3 weeks or so,, but I had some minor complications.
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It's been three days since my surgery. On the mend. Hopefully up and riding in 3-4 weeks.
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Had a lap repair done in November (plus the big V while they were cutting). Started easy spinning after 3 weeks - pain will be your guide. I had mesh and if I pushed it too much, I could feel it. Take the time and heal right, unless you want to go through that again! Best wishes for a swift and uneventful recovery.
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I had an epigastric sub fascia mesh) repair on Wednesday of this week. The doctor told me to use (dis)comfort as my guide. The wife thinks he didn't realize how speedy a recovery he may have been endorsing:-) I'm considering getting on the trainer this afternoon, just to see how it feels. I figure if I'm on the trainer, I can sit up or end the session when ever I want, versus needing to ride home. Once I'm comfortable with 45-60 minutes on the trainer I'll start considering getting back on the road.
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Granted, mine is quite a bit higher. But, 26 minutes on the trainer. Dressing will come off tomorrow and we'll see how its looking. I'm hoping to be up to 60 minutes on the trainer and short road rides by next weekend. Or, the week that follows. We'll see how that goes for me. I'll keep you informed.
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Worked up to 60 minutes on the trainer by 6 days post surgery. Rode 10k on day 7, 26k on day 8 and 35k on day 9. I realize my repair may have been very different from yours. But, thought I would let you know I'm back on the bike. Will probably actually go training tomorrow. Attempt a distance in the 45-75k range.
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I had a laproscopic partial colectomy around the beginning of this month. The surgeons cleared me to ride after a week, but honestly I wasn't feeling up to it until last week. I couldn't quite face putting on compression shorts even though they don't really hit around my incisions. I rode a couple days in a row and it wiped me out for the rest of the week. Back on the bike this morning. Did about 10 miles, slowly. I feel good but I think I'll just do every other day this week and build from there. I normally try to get in 4-5 20 mile rides per week.
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IH in '81. Was walking in 4 hrs. Walking comfortably in a week. On the bike in three.
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