Colin M.

  • @mitchtom6:

    I’d describe my lifestyle as quite active. I play sports occasionally, and I used to do heavy weightlifting 3 times a week prior to COVID.

    After the Shouldice surgery, I was always worried about lifting heavy due to a fear of causing damage to the surgical site (kind of psychological I guess). However, after some time, I got the…[Read more]

  • Hi Alephy,

    Thanks for your response. I was a patient who had no medical expertise, and I’d assume most patients don’t. I wouldn’t expect patients to know about the tissues involved such as the cremaster muscle previously mentioned, and I don’t think they would care much about that either.

    I think what prospective patients care most about is if…[Read more]

  • I just thought after experiencing two leading hernia surgeries, I could compare the two.

    A few doctors recommended me to do a mesh surgery before my second hernia operation, saying non-mesh is only for children (which I knew was wrong since Shouldice had many adults, but I couldn’t afford to travel back to Canada from Korea).

    Luckily, I found…[Read more]

  • Hi pinto,

    Thanks for the feedback again.

    In this case, would it be better to give a detailed walkthrough of my experiences with both hospitals and surgeries (or my most recent one, since Shouldice may be different these days) instead of evaluating the advantages/disadvantages? If you think that would be beneficial to readers, please let me know!

  • Hi pinto,

    Thanks for the reply. I am not sure how I was not fair in my comparison. I can only compare the two based on my experience as a patient with both surgeries, and made sure to add my age for clarification. I think I was was completely fair there. I did mention that both were successful, and I was satisfied with both surgeries.

    If I lived…[Read more]

  • Hello all!

    I am new to this forum, but I am guessing there are some people who visit here to figure out which is the best surgery for an inguinal hernia, so I decided to join and make this thread.

    I have had two inguinal hernias (one on each side), and am probably one of the only people in the world to have had both Shouldice repair in Canada…[Read more]

  • Colin M. became a registered member 2 months, 1 week ago

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