Hi, Karen! Good to hear from you. Nobody has heard from John in quite some time. I believe PG was going to call him, but her brother is ill and she's had that to cope with. I'm getting ready for my 8th surgery, scheduled for Aug. 12th...this time a rt. hip revision. I am trying to get moved to a complex at the beach prior to that.
I would be afraid to have a hernia repair as an outpatient. I was hospitalized about 4 days for each of mine. However, if you are comfortable with the surgeon and he is at least keeping you overnight, hopefully you won't have any problems. It's painful, though, post-op, and you will need some help at home for awhile.
I go through cycles like that with the hep C. I'm finding out that I get really exhausted if I'm not getting my quota of sleep, which I haven't been lately preparing for the move and the surgery. I was at Mayo all of yesterday and today, getting pre-op stuff done and I am dragging! I'm giving myself a day to rest tomorrow.
Could it be heat exhaustion that made you collapse? Please try not to go out in that horribly hot weather.
Don't be a stranger. Please post when you can. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you for your surgery.
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