I totally understand about hip and pelvic pain. My right hip was crushed in my accident to the point that they had to reattach it to my spinal column. Now my left one is giving me problems since it is the one that has to bear all my weight. They are estimating that I will have to have a hip replacement within 5 years. I understand that the hernias stick out. I was referring to what you said about them looking worse after the surgery than they do now. As long as you can get relief from surgery to remove them, that is the important thing. I gave up on looks a long time ago. I just want to feel even a little better. You have my thoughts and best wishes!
Motorcycle wreck 08/2004: 119 fx, 13 surgeries with more to go, including 5 bone grafts, 2 skin grafts, pelvic reconstruction x2. Right leg is 1.5" shorter than left. Have to wear knee brace for life and also AFO brace for drop foot. Nerve damage from hip down to toes, nerve pain in lower leg. Spinal fusion. Will be on crutches the rest of my life. Pain level never below 5 even on pain meds. Since August 2007 I have been diagnosed with chronic atelactesis, tachycardia, high blood pressure, borderline personality disorder, depression and Delayed sleep phase syndrome