My husband was lifting some heavy boxes last year and
felt something pull and now he has an inguinal hernia. He went out and purchased a firm support and wears it. He recently went to the doctor for flu like symtoms and the doctor checked the hernia and told him when he was ready to do something about it to let him know. I have heard that surgery is the only cure for this and have wondered if it was a relatively simple procedure? Would appreciate any advice.
Prostate cancer two years ago,
IMRT and seeds
I had a inguinal hernia repaired on each side by conventional surgery, they did not do it via laproscopic. one hernia was repaired about 14 years ago, the other about 18 years ago. the recovery was much harder for the hernia repairs as far as pain compared to the 6 holes they made for the RPP. I imagine a laproscopic hernia repair would be easier and less painful. the odd thing is I was back to work at 5 weeks post op both times for the hernia repairs and my current urologist that did the RPP wants me to be off for 6 to 8 weeks.
the hernia repairs were outpatient and the RPP I was in the hospital for a little over 1 day.
age at diagnosis: 51
diagnosed summer of 08
bone scan was normal
Radical Robotic Prostatectomy done with Da Vinci at UCSF on 12/23/08 by Dr. Peter Carroll
catheter removed 1/7/09
my local urologist referred me to a urologist at UCSF for the Da Vanci operation mainly because I had two
mesh panels in lower abdomen due to 2 hernia repairs 12 and 16 years ago
3 weeks post op I get a path report:
Your pathology results looked great. Your final tumor grade was a Gleason 3+3, which was the same as your biospy grade. The tumor did not extend outside of the prostate and all surgical resecetion margins were negative (meaning no tumor left behind). The tumor did not involve the seminal vesicles.
Basically, the pathology is about as good as we could have hoped for.