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anyone who's had umbilical hernia repair....

anyone who's had umbilical hernia repair....

Postby cantwait! » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:32 pm

im not having umbilical hernia repair done but im telling my co workers that i am (except for my 2 supervisors) the ppl i work with are very nosey and im sure will ask questions so can anyone tell me how the UHR is done where is the incison do they open you up completly how and how long is recovery? thank yu all so much
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Re: anyone who's had umbilical hernia repair....

Postby bellakella76 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:53 pm

I had one and that's what started me down the road of plastic surgery. I knew I wanted it eventually and figured one recovery was better than two. I can't really speak about just a hernia surgery recovery since I did get a FTT and BA at the same time but I'll tell you what I told people (that's worked so far)....which happens to all be true.

Most hernias seem to be easily repaired with lacroscopic (sp?) repair using a small mesh to go over the hernia so it doesn't keep poking out. My diastis (separation of ab muscles from pregnancy) was about 3" wide and 6" long. It was causing me discomfort and back pain on a consistent basis. So, I told everyone I needed to have my diastis stitched up so that I didn't have reoccurring hernias. This explained the hutching over and the lapse in when I can go back to exercising normally and doing ab work.

No one really needs LOTS of details though. Keep it short and sweet. If they question you that's a little insensitive on their part.
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Re: anyone who's had umbilical hernia repair....

Postby cantwait! » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:00 pm

thanx bella :)
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Re: anyone who's had umbilical hernia repair....

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:03 pm

Great idea Bella, to tell people you needed diastasis repair to keep the hernias from coming on. People aren't going to ask beyond that anyway, and I agree, keep the details to a minimum.

Really that is such a good idea because I had an umbilical hernia repair 2 years ago and I didn't really hunch. If I did, it was only a few days. It wasn't much of a recovery really. Few weeks, but nothing like a TT.
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Re: anyone who's had umbilical hernia repair....

Postby Crabby » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:36 pm

I had a different kind of hernia when I was a child. I actually had a double hernia in my groin area. I have two scars in my hairline about 2 inches long each. It was SO long ago you can't even see the scars. Not sure about the UHR - maybe you should look up different kinds. Funny you are posting this because I was thinking of telling some people my hernia came back - but I'm a horrible liar. LOL!

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Re: anyone who's had umbilical hernia repair....

Postby Crabby » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:44 pm

Here you go sweetie...take your pick! LOL
http://hernia.tripod.com/types.html

The kind I had was Femoral.


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Re: anyone who's had umbilical hernia repair....

Postby coffee31 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:58 am

i'm glad there was a post about this, but I actually DO have an umbilical hernia and that is all I was planning on telling people... but this article says the recovery is only 1 or 2 days! So I guess I will need to add the part about the diastatis as well (not sure if I have that but will find out at my consult- I am pretty sure I do though).
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