There are a few bits on here about recovery from hernias, but nothing about exercise while waiting for an op. My husband has been told by his GP that he has a reducable inguinal hernia and should not do any strenuous exercise until it's fixed. He's got an an appt at hospital in September but is looking at about 3 months waiting list for an op. Given he was hoping to run a couple of marathons in this time and cycle up some serious hills - he is not a happy chap.
Obviously he really shouldn't be doing anything too strenuous - but do you reckon he's all right to do some moderate running (shorter distances, not so fast!) and cycling. Anything else people have done to stop themselves (and their wives / partners etc) from going mad whilst waiting for treatment?
It's not causing him any pain at the mo... and it only appeared at the weekend.
I just carried on running normally while I waited for surgery on mine. It didn't seem to do any harm.
I think stuff like weightlifting might not be a good idea, but running shouldn't cause a problem. Maybe get some compression shorts to keep it in place?
Wow Amelia sorry to hear that your o/h has to wait so long...
Went to see the quack this monday and the Hospital called today and I am in on the 9th (16days later) to see the surgeon...and if he's happy..they will slice and dice me that day...
Wow! That's excellent. Maybe it's because we're in London... He ended up having to go private in the end, otherwise I think we'd still be waiting. Back to running now and in fact doing Chester Marathon next weekend. Hope your recovery is as fast!
This is in The Netherlands and everything is 'Private' so cash is king...
Good luck with the Chester Jaunt....
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