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Daryl -the other brother
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I'm having hernia surgery today. Wish me luck!
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At least it's not hemeriod surgery...I heard that's a real pain in the butt.

Good luck & speedy recovery.
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My brother had it back in Sept. He said it was a piece of cake, good luck!
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Best wishes Daryl. Get home soon.
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Good luck to you, Daryl! I've had two of them, inguinal about 20 years ago and umbilical about 10 years ago. The first was a snap. I was back working later that week, albeit slowly. The second was a little more involved. My problem is more that I have trouble coming out of anesthesia. My brother just went through surgery for an umbilical hernia. He'd let his go way too long and is learning his lesson through a longer recovery.

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Hoping for the best! Good luck, Daryl.

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Best of luck.

Did that 12 years ago. Had some of the most amazing dreams with pain killer I was taking. Forget what it was called.
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Hope all went well today, Daryl. Had mine repaired in September; not too happy for a week, but not to painful either (mine was too severe for laparoscopic surgery, had to do it "the old-fashioned way"). Hope you're "back at it again" in a day or two. Blessings.
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Daryl -the other brother
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Thanks for the comments and concerns everyone. The surgery went fine. All I need now are pain meds and time.
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Good to hear. Here's to a speedy recovery.
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Good thoughts to you Daryl- get well soon!
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Vicodin was what I was taking for pain. I could never sleep more then about two hours because of the dreams caused by the medication. The hernia surgery was more difficult the first few days then the hip replacement surgery I had last year.

I'd be interested to know if you've experienced any odd side effects from your medication.
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On Dec 6, 2014, motown wrote:
Vicodin was what I was taking for pain. I could never sleep more then about two hours because of the dreams caused by the medication. The hernia surgery was more difficult the first few days then the hip replacement surgery I had last year.

I'd be interested to know if you've experienced any odd side effects from your medication.

I also take Vicodin for pain (which seems worse today for some reason). No side effects or bad dreams but I also take Ambien to help me sleep through the night. Smile
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Hope you're feeling better soon Daryl-…

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Michael Baker
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The second day pain is most likely due to the fact that the anesthetic is still wearing off. That is common. If you had laparoscopic surgery, you are not only feeling the effects of the incisions and sutures, but also some pain associated with the CO2 that is pumped in so the surgeon can see what he is doing. That alone feels like taking a punch to the gut.

One thing you might want to know... My surgeon (for the first one) explained to me that the body produces a higher amount of endorphins to account for what is essentially a trauma. This acts like a stimulant. Several days later, those levels drop, but to a level below what is normal. When this happens, it is normal to suddenly experience a period of fatigue. (kind of an endorphin crash) It has happened to me like clockwork every single time (3 surgeries total). This lasts for a couple days before you really climb out of the hole. It gets better.
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On Dec 6, 2014, Michael Baker wrote:
If you had laparoscopic surgery, you are not only feeling the effects of the incisions and sutures, but also some pain associated with the CO2 that is pumped in so the surgeon can see what he is doing.
Yes, I have been "discharging" a lot of CO2, just ask my wife.
Smile Thanks for the info Michael.
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59 years old and so far (knock wood) I've only had one surgical procedure. (Two if you count that they knocked me out to get a broken tooth out of my head) I had gall stone surgery. I don't even remember the anthesia, just lying in the room waiting for the gas man to come and waking up in the recovery room later.
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I had hernia surgery about 10 years ago. Getting into and out of the car to get home hurt like hell! Now I understand that they can do arthroscopically in a lot of cases and is much less painful.

Coming out of anesthesia, I'm pretty loopy. Whatever I was worried about before going under I tend to ask about over and over again as I come out forgetting that I just asked the question less than a minute ago!
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Glad to hear all went well! Feel better soon!
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