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Hernia?

Hi all

I read on the internet that something like 20% of people who have had an abdominal (or is that an abominable) operation go on to develop hernias. Oh why oh why do I google things like this aaagghh!

The reason I googled it is because I got told off at clinic at QEHB for carrying a carrier bag with my packed lunch, medicines, needles etc etc in. “You’ll get a hernia!” The nurse said. 🤗.

Of course Mr Hypochondriac old me is now worried at stomach pains and bumps! Yoiks.

Has anyone else had this? I rang QEHB and they said to go to A & E, but you know how it is. It’s either in the mind and/or it will go away!

Ah well, better go docs - A & E seems such an overkill..

Miles

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I'm sure you're fine Miles. Keep calm and carry on...preferably with a backpack not a carrier bag. 👜mind you my handbag like most other womens weigh a ton. Deb

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Hehe thanks Debs 😁.

Sometimes (umm most of the time 😁) I’m a wuzz 😁, a big coward really. But I keep getting told by family to think glass half full not glass half empty (odd this correlation to drinking lol!) and I am sooo much better than before the tp. It’s just I now think I should practice what I preach on here and get meself dern to docs 😁. Look I can’t even write accents let alone speak them hehe.

Oh well time for bed said zebedee - who remembers that. Hint mystic ride what (😁) goes round in circles! Except I’m already in bed, just, surprise surprise (who remembers that one - more recent), I can’t sleep 😒

End of verbiage, nite nite Debs and all (all - lol lol lol)

Miles

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Hi 2asMiles. As I left hospital after my transplant I shared a lift with a youngish man who was that day going to have an op on his hernia(s). He said that he had had a liver transplant 3 years ago. I looked on the internet a few days later and saw a photo of a man that had 2 ugly looking hernias after liver transplant, it certainly scared me into not lifting that kettle! lol. Apparently if you get a hernia soon after transplant they won't operate for a year because they have to give the transplant scar and tissue time to heal first. So go careful and remember don't use that hoover!!! Take care. Alf

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Haha alfred you’ve really cheered me up 😁. I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow, maybe you ears will be burning 😁

I’ve already done hoovering, I mean you have to don’t you......

And kicked a few footballs with grandchildren...do you think I’ve been naughty? 😁

Btw - only joking alfred (re first couple of comments) me old fruit (now if you know that saying you really are showing your age 😁😁😁😁😁

Miles

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Good luck tomorrow me old cock sparra'. Hope it's only minimal damage. Can't have you using excuses to back out of our race! ........(says Alfred as he crawls on hands and knees to bathroom! lol)

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Ha ha ha alfred very good 😁

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MY hubby has a hernia because of his ascites. It hangs out his belly button! Good job he’s a man!

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Ah mine is just a bump - probaly nothing!

Thx yuiop

Miled

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Hi, I’ve got a lovely hernia due to the Ascites I had earlier on in prognosis, I’m very slight and my belly was huge. Now my Ascites is under control it doesn’t seem to be as obvious ( belly button was pushing out) and I don’t get much pain anymore.

I’m not sure to be honest if they can get better in time if rested but the transplant team don’t seem too concerned with mine at the moment .

But as grandmadylan said do get a backpack ( or in my case an understanding partner!) to carry items . I got told off initially for carrying shopping , hoovering, putting rubbish bins out etc .... but by then I already had mine.

Minimise bending and any strain in that area and that will reduce your risk of getting one or the effects If unfortunately you do

Take care

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The amount of times I looked like a right arsehole when the wife was carrying the shopping or putting bags in the car during the first 6 months post transplant 🙄... Luckily she insisted I listened to the doctors so no hernias for me 😊.

Think I've hurt myself a bit as the week before last, decided to start intense gym sessions 6 nights a week 🏋️💪👊. Now I'm having a constant pain under the ribcage on the left hand side 😭. At least it's not the liver 😉.

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Kldn - stop trying to put us all to shame 😁😁😁

Miles

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His isn't huge, just pops out a couple of inches, I seen a really long one on the internet, google it on images, it will make you feel better!

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Couple of inches? Oh the hernia!

But dare I google “couple of inches”?

Miles

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Oops sorry for lowering the tone.... can’t sleep again!

NO EXCUSE MILES. 😐

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Haha

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Thanks for all the replies. Saw “my” GP this afters, he says I’ve go to go back to QEHB.......

Miles

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I haven't had a tp but my fibromyalgia stops me vacuuming. I keep telling my husband if he buys me one of the super dooper cordless lightweight ones I can do it. He doesn't know but yesterday I cleaned out my daughter's skip on wheels. She has two small children and it was 'orrible in there. Her mother in law is having a huge marriage vowel renewal next week. Bridesmaids, pageboys etc and I can't let them turn up at this fancy wedding venue in a glorified bin! Mind you I suffered that night with horrendous pain.

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Ddebs,took me a while to work out what bin on wheels was lol lol! You did a grand job. Sometimes you just have to don’t you 😁

Miles

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Oh well. Done QEHB sought of feel I shouldn’t have bothered! US Scan in a fortnight so desperately urgent!

Hahaha

Miles

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You did the right thing though Miles. Best to be safe and not sorry. Take it easy. Less of the football and the hoovering!! lol. Alf.

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I know you are right - as per 😁

Thanks

Miles

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“Sought of feel” what is that Miles - brain fog or autocorrect lol lol lol

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