Friends, neighbors and even doctors will tell you: "Hernia surgery is a simple procedure and recovery is relatively quick".
Well, hernia surgery may be "simple" for the surgeon, but NOT for the patient. And, as this blog will clearly outline,
if complications occur after the operation, recovery will NOT be quick, but difficult and painful.
In my case, the complications I faced were: Pulmonary Embolism(see the post titled "Day Eight", Friday, May 11, 2012) and long-lasting, post-operative pain.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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My surgeon gave me the green light to begin swimming and riding my stationary bike. In two weeks, at the six week mark, I should be able to begin lifting weights again. Of course, not heavy, but light workouts.
Continuing with the Coumadin every day, at 4PM. When I breath deep, I feel a little pain in the left side, under my rib cage. It will take a while before I don't feel any pain in my leflt lung. Part of the recovery.