Most likely it will be a routine in and out out patient deal with no complications. Inserting the mesh is fairly straight forward.
On the other hand, if you are really worried about caring for your wife, it is usually not an emergency type of surgery and could most likely be postponed for 2 or 3 months as long as you keep and eye on it and watch for strangulation.
I had 2 inguinal surgeries when I was a kid. They even had us wear a truss back then to keep it in place. Don't know if they even use those anynmore.
After kicking the PC, you can handle about anything.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01