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Old 15 May 2007
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4 weeks before i leave and I get a hernia

Typical 4 weeks before i leave on a world trip and i now have a suspected hernia in my stomach.

anyone else had one?
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Old 16 May 2007
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been there, done that

Yeah, I lost my balance while sitting on my Harley and tried to hold it upright with one leg -- Herinia -- dumb as hell I know. I thought I had just pulled a muscle. This happened shortly before a planned trip from North Carolina to the Panama Canal,
Not wanting to miss the trip I did not go to a doctor and went on the ride anyway. Can't say it was a mistake to go, it just hurt all the way there and back. Had the operation after I got back.

If you have time get it fixed and back on your bike in time to go -- do it -- I don't remember how long before I got back to riding but I don't think it was too long. 3 or 4 weeks???? ---- go carefully and listen to your Doctor. --- we all heal at a different rates.

see the thread http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-surgery-26994

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You aren't supposed to ride or drive until you have been discharged by your consultant, this can be up to 6 weeks. to do so would invalidate your insurance. You should lift nothing heavier than a kettle of water for upto 3 months, or risk re doing it. that means no panniers, no getting your bike on it's centre stand etc etc.
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Hernia repair

Hi Andy,
Yep I had one a couple of years ago and was up and running in weeks.
I had the damage repaired with mesh thats stapled around the hole. Through our national health, UK. A faster recovery time than the old style cut and shut, could take months.
Sorry for late advise.
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Cheers all for the replys,

I have seperation of the stomach mussels down the front of my stomach and been told to take it easy LOL.

Its not as bad as the hernias lower down the stomach and groin but when I over do it I get a bulge in my stomach. or is that because I eat too much LOL so It should be ok. But thanks for the replys.
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hernia in my stomach.

Hi, buddy I have having stomach pains that come and go, but lately the pain behind my belly button and to the sides. I feel it almost like a cramping sensation where it is temporarily relieved when I pass gas, but comes right back. Then I decided to go to doctor where I knew that I have hernia in my stomach.
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