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Quick note.. If you are considering and waiting for surgery, in the mean time do not do anything like heavy lifting. Make sure you have a easy bowel movement. Indigestion, lots of greasy foods, cheese and forcing the bowels makes the hernia worse. I think you may already know that part. 🙂 And if you do go for surgery, relax, it is very simple and you will be back on feet same day but will have some surgical cut pain for a few days. This is because doctor can fix hernia but surgical cut is what it is. He will give pain medication and use it nicely. Do not think you are superman and can tolerate pain. No it is not tolerable that easily. It is like pinching hard at your sensitive area and the pinch pain remains 7/24 for 2 weeks. Best thing to do is to use that medication and sleep well and may even catch up with all the DVDs you want to watch. Ha ha. In 4 weeks you will be back to normal. In the first week or two you will feel down and depressed – may even think you may never be normal etc. It will all pass. I had gone through it. It is all normal. So relax and enjoy life. Best of luck in everything.