I was diagnosed in January 2011 with a Hernia.
I hoped the pain would go away but it didn,t.
I decided to have the Hernia repaired on the NHS.
As the date got near I tried many different excuses
to back out but my wife did not buy any of them.
I was very frightened on the morning of the operation
but also in a lot of pain.
The surgeon examined me just before the operation and found
I had a second Hernia on the other side.
He offered to do both at the same time by Laparoscopic [Key hole]
I was surprised how calm I felt in the operating theatre [I thought I would panic], the staff were excellent throughout.
The operation went well and I had one night in hospital.
I took pain killers for a few days and had little pain after about a week.
Six weeks later I feel in good shape ,I have no pain at all.
I am glad I got over my fear of having the operation.
If I got another Hernia I would definately have it repaired.
Do not suffer the pain go and have it repaired ,its well worth it!