Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!
One Bariatricpal Multivitamin One Capsule a Day, All the Vitamins and Minerals You Need! Read more... ×

Recommended Posts

I am currently pre-op. I've been on this site for a while, and have noticed that a lot of people have had to have hernia repair. Just wondering, how common is this? Did you know you had a hernia before going in to surgery? Or did you pretty much wake up from anesthesia and the doc was like of yeah by the way...kind of thing?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I knew before surgery. He did a scope and found it several weeks before surgery. From what he said it is very common. Best of luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I woke up after surgery to find out I had a hernia. I have since had my gall bladder out and the same hernia repaired again. 1 1/2 yrs out from that repair it’s back again and I’m having a lot of issues with it. Just about every time I eat my stomach swells up like I’m 3 months pregnant and I usually have to take about 10 gas-x pills to get any relief.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found out about the hernia from the swallow study, I had it repaired and have not had an issues. Maybe it depends on the type of hernia. Mine was a hiatal hernia. I can breath deeper now, it was putting pressure on my diaphragm. I am glad my Doctor fixed it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My surgeon repaired a diaphragmatic hernia and an incisional hernia during my sleeve. I didn't know I had either one. It hasn't made my recovery any different from what I see people going through on here. I would have never known if he hadn't told me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks for sharing that Lisa K, if I need any of that done and I probably will I trust my surgeon will do a good job of it.😛

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine was nasty....a big portion of my stomach was sliding up and living in my chest cavity! Not great for breathing! Prolly popped it open in one of my many horse riding accidents when I went flying off and hit the ground with a resounding thud. Or, it might just be genetic. No way of knowing, really. Maybe I strained to poop too hard? (sadly this actually can be a cause of hiatal hernia)

My money's on horse crashes.

Fixed now and am very glad it is:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found out about my hernia a few weeks before surgery when I had a pre-surgery scope done. For years I thought I had a bad case of GERD but turns out the internal hernia was causing it so I'm hopeful for no more heartburn now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I’m having my surgery on July 30th because of my hernia. My entire stomach is in my chest. It’s miserable. Dr recommended the sleeve or bypass in addition to hernia repair to make sure my stomach doesn’t break through again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone! Y'all have been a super big help!!! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
So @MaryPoppins how did your surgery go and how are you feeling now? Have you had much,of a weight loss yet?☔😛

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Surgeons

    1. Masoud Rezvani

      Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

    2. Lisa Medvetz

      Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
      800-282-0066

  • Recent Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Marie1987

      Woohoo!!!
      I had my VSG surgery on Thursday, 11/15...
      Some of the things I've learned in the last couple days:
      Applesauce is the devils food. (It's the only thing that's made me vomit so far).
      Getting enough fluid/protein in is a challenge... Any tips?
      (I'm vegetarian, so bone broth is out...)

      Walking has always been my favorite form of exercise, short of swimming, but it is now a necessity... get that gas OUT!

      & I LOVE nurses!! I was in intense pain post-op & the nurses were amazing.. they were amazing throughout my short stay.
      (& they are the only people on the planet that can tell you: "I can hear your intestines moving!" & make it sound like: "& the Oscar goes to...") :D

      Thanks to everyone on here who has helped get this journey started.
      I'm incredibly excited for the next phases moving forward! :) 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • GreenTealael

      Still buying unreturnable clothing that's too big for me...
      Sigh...
      · 3 replies
      1. sillykitty

        Ohhh ... definitely always buy returnable!

      2. Orchids&Dragons

        Can you tailor it, you amazing seamstress?

      3. GreenTealael

        Undies (cardio wear lol) but you know what I am going to tailor them...

    • MiniMi

      6 Years later and I am still 20 lbs from goal. I guess I either change my goal or get to it already.
       
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • SleeveinIL

      I'm struggling a little. My younger sister wants to go out to a buffet for Thanksgiving so no one has to cook and stress. While I appreciate her sentiment, I also don't want to pay $65 a head (4 ppl in my family) especially since I can't eat much AND buffets are so difficult to deal with overeating. I told my sister after thinking about it that buffets aren't okay for me. She seemed to understand, but was disappointed. Am I being selfish by not going along with the plan? I purchased a turkey to cook and I can make sides that are bariatric friendly. Sigh, this one is bothering me. I might be emotionally low right now because my dog passed away recently and that is contributing to my thinking.
      · 4 replies
      1. FluffyChix

        Sorry about your pup. That's a real grief you need to allow yourself to express.

        So $65 for each person is hefty. We couldn't afford that for TG for 4. But buffets don't freak me. I wouldn't even pay--just sneak a bite or two off a plate here or there. No biggie. But doing a restaurant or keeping food simple is also what works for most.

        Sorry you're having a tough time about the upcoming holiday. Remember, our joy will mostly be with being with those we love.

      2. Orchids&Dragons

        So sorry about the dog. It is so hard when they pass.

        Yes, that $65 is super steep. You'd really be paying $260 for 3 people to eat and you to watch. Yikes! And I'm sure they wouldn't let you in without paying. Maybe just beg your sis to put it off until next year when you might be able to enjoy it too? I mean, honestly, you've already got the darn turkey. You're still a work in progress and you sure don't want to throw up in the restaurant. Maybe thinking about it that way will help your sister understand. By next Thanksgiving, you'll be far more sure of what you can handle and what you can't.

        Good luck.

      3. CrankyMagpie

        Losing a pet is terrible, and it's OK to be sad. ❤️

        Taking care of yourself is also OK--better than OK!--and if you're offering to cook, that means your sister doesn't have to cook or stress, which is kind of what she was after, anyway? So you don't need to feel bad about this.

        I can definitely imagine going to a buffet again, even though I don't eat much, but we're talking, like $10 Indian lunch buffet, not $65 (holy crap) Thanksgiving buffet! And I'll probably always favor non-buffets, since not eating part of my meal immediately just means I get to enjoy it later on (or my spouse does). It feels like less pressure, or something.

        Anyway, I'm babbling. I think you're doing the right thing, here. I hope your sister is cool about it.

      4. Swanton_Bomb

        I am slowly, s-l-o-w-l-y, learning in my old age that you don't always have to do everything for everyone else and that it is ok to take care of your own needs first. $260 is a lot to spend for a family of 4 to eat without any leftovers, especially when one person can barely eat anything. Maybe next year you can do the buffet, or maybe your sister and her family can go out to a buffet, and you and your kids can have dinner, and then everyone meets up later for board games and football or something. Focus on some fun post-meal activities. I'm skipping Thanksgiving this year because I am on liquids, which means my mom won't attend either (her choice, she doesn't want to go without me). She is ok with that, but I feel guilty about ruining her holiday. I made my peace with it because I realized that skipping this one Thanksgiving to have surgery earlier this month means that I will hopefully be healthier, live longer and have more Thanksgivings in my future.

    • danieocean

      Stuck in a stall, been 237 for a few days. Sucks! But good news, I no longer fit in a 2XL leggings or shirts. Back to XL in shirts and leggings!!!  WOO!
      · 1 reply
      1. Orchids&Dragons

        Feels great, doesn't it? Congrats! And track those measurements! I'd rather see inches disappear than pounds any day!

  • Trending Topics

  • Magazine Articles

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×