Not necessarily dangerous by itself, an inguinal hernia doesn't get better or go away on its own. An inguinal hernia can lead to life-threatening complications. For this reason, your doctor is likely to recommend surgical repair of an inguinal hernia that's painful or becoming larger. Inguinal hernia repair is a common surgical procedure
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I had surgery today. Hernia repair. My second one. I had an inguinal hernia on the right side when I was about eight years old, and developed on on the left while I was pregnant with Caleb. Here is mayo clinic's definition: An inguinal hernia occurs when soft tissue — usually part of the intestine — protrudes through a weak point or tear in your lower abdominal wall. The resulting bulge can be painful — especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object.
Here's me lookin' pretty hot in my stylish garb
Of course I had to post on Facebook before going in!
Pretty drowsy post op
At home with my boy (who is six pounds over the limit that I'm supposed to be lifting right now! I'm so thankful for Andrew and Bethany helping me out so much!)
Everything went really well, but I'm pretty uncomfortable. I'm trying to push through without the "big guns" (narcotics) so that I am still able to nurse Caleb. Please pray for the pain to lessen quickly. Thanks to all of you who have been praying today - I'm so glad it's done!
Posted by Joia at 7:33 PM