Spigelian Hernia operation on Tuesday

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03/08/2012 at 13:50

 Gutted .........

My training has been going really really well and loving every minute of it ........ I had a Olympic Tri on 19th Aug & 23rd Sept.

I went to the doctors Wednesday as I was worried about a lump in my stomach that had appeared on Monday, he referred me to a consultant that I saw Thursday.

Unfortunately he has diagnosed a Hernia which requires immediate surgery   I have been booked in for the operation on Tuesday 7th August.    

Worst thing is its the day we the Brownlee's will win Gold & Silver and I will be out cold for it.   

Also has anyone had this surgery and have a idea of how long the recovery time will be before I can start training for Tri again?

Edited: 03/08/2012 at 13:51
03/08/2012 at 14:42

I have had 2 inguinal hernias repaired.  The first one many moons ago so advice then was light duties for months.  The second one they advised on not training for 2 weeks and then start steadily with no pace or lifting for a month.  Your hernia is slightly different but still a tear in the stomach muscle wall.  This came up on google, might help http://www.ruh.nhs.uk/patients/services/upper_gi/documents/Spigelian_Hernia.pdf

Good first line

03/08/2012 at 19:39
Thanks bionic ironwolf & JF50 ........ Booked in for 7am

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