this is a very tricky recovery. right now, you have a stomach that's not a happy camper. yes you will lose weight, yes gas will be an issue. continue to try to stay mobile, follow your diet, stay hydrated, do not strain. do not try to overeat [ Hugh mistake I made] make sure, you have anti nausea meds on hand. you will improve in stages. this will take awhile, depending on, how big the hernia was. to sum up this recovery. its slow advances forward, a lot of sideways, and some back steps. we all heal differently, listen to your body, there is no rushing this recovery. good luck.