I also had (2) Hernias surgeries; right & left inguenials after my daVinci procesdure. Didn't we discus this awhile back? My surgeries were about
2 months appart, and the last one took me about
4 weeks to recover from. I still get a little sore at the surgical sight, but nothing serious. Like you I thought I'd spent the entire year in the OR.
I certainly hope your hernias were not as painful as mine. In both cases the pain became so severe I could barely walk for more than a minute or two. The right inguenial hernia was the worst, and I was off my feet for more than a week prior to surgery.
You might ask the surgeon that is doing your hernia procedures what his recommendations are regarding the remaining probe sites. This may not be a common occurrence following the daVinci procedure, but I don't think we are the only ones either.
Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06