Just thought I would share my story for those that arnt familiar with one. A Hernia is when u have a tear in your stomach wall and you intesines/guts are coming out, for those not familiar.
Around December I noticed a bulge below my belt on the left side? I never felt a pull and it never hurt even when being mashed on, or straining while working out?
It would poke out while standing up but when I laid down it was flat? I thought it was a pulled muscle that would go away?
After about 2 months of noticing the bulge,One Friday nite while having a few coldies with my Paw-inlaw i told him about it, He said let me see it, he said= AWW HELL U GOT A HERNIA THEY ARE GONNA HAVE TO CUT YOU WIDE OPEN!!!!!
Well after being told that I lost alot of sleep and couldnt stop thinking about it, so I told my wife to get me a appointment with our family Dr.
Family Dr had a look and said YES you have a Hernia, so i set up a appointment with a sergeon.
He took a look, and said it could happen from the gym? sneezing? coughing? straining from takin a crap? Its hard to tell? He said I could let it ride for a while, I said NO NO its time to get it over with. He said he would push my intestines back in and put mesh over it and sew me back up.
That next Friday I went in that morning and they put me to sleep and I was home by lunch, It was pretty tough to get up or down, or in and out of the bed for the first few days, I started driving again after about 4 days but couldnt wear a seat belt,Was told by the Dr. not to pick up anything over 10 pounds for a few weeks. I took off work for 3 weeks.
Went back for my checkup 2 weeks after surgery, It still has a bulge and I was worried about that, but Dr said its fine, its just the mesh and it will take a while to graph in. He said just take it slow for a while, no heavy lifting, work your way back up slow and listen to your body.
It has been 5 weeks now, Im lifting very light at the gym 15-25 reps, It still is a little sore some times, depends on how i move or what i pick up.
If you have any questions I will be glad to answer/help best as i can