Other #2: Hernia removed

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Blog entry by ElliottH posted 10-02-2013 12:37 PM 1175 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well it looks like I’ll have plenty of time to spend on Lumberjocks these next 4 weeks! I was just operated for a hernia( inguinal) and will be off work for 4 weeks. Everything went well, and I can go home in a couple of hours.
Wish I had one of thosemilkman benches at home so I could work on some projects… I know if I show up at the shop my boss would expect me to work for him, not myself! let’s hope he doesnt expect me to do so much lifting when I go back, seems like he thinks we are movers instead of woodworkers ( I know I should’t call most of the crap he makes us do woodworking). Oh well

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#1 posted 10-02-2013 02:25 PM

Here’s hoping you have a speedy recovery. I have had 2 of those dreaded inguinal hernias. The second occurred right below the first.
Try to take it easy. My second one was much more painful and took longer to heal than the first since they went in through the same place to do the repair. Just a forewarning.
From the sounds of your boss, the last place you need to go is work until that heals.
Btw, you’ll probably walk like a bent over old man for the next several days.. get ready for the jokes from the significant other…lol

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#2 posted 10-02-2013 02:39 PM

Glad to hear everything went well and hope you have a speedy recovery. Take care.

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 06:58 AM

I have heard that smoking can cause hernias. Well did you had the habit of smoking?Don’t mind I was curious .I am doing a project on herinas .It is a small research type mini -project about the chance of getting hernia(all types of hernias) among smokers.It would be a great help from your side if you reply to this .Get well soon Take care!

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#4 posted 01-01-2014 08:16 PM

Margaret, I had quit a little over a year before. I had never heard of it specifically influencing a hernia, but i’m happy I quit.

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