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If you've had a Hernia Op, How long were you off the bike?(7 posts)

If you've had a Hernia Op, How long were you off the bike?Bike Bum
Apr 30, 2003 1:30 PM
I'm going in for a Hernia Operation. I'm just wondering how long any of you were off the bike, if you had the same......
Sounds like you bum will keepin you off the bike!the bull
Apr 30, 2003 1:56 PM
Ask you doctor how long he will give you a good estimate.
Make sure you tell him haw long you plan to be sitting on the saddle.Most of the time you can start off slow and work your way up to longer amounts of time after a operation in that area.
re: If you've had a Hernia Op, How long were you off the bike?abelson
Apr 30, 2003 2:31 PM
I was off the bike for about 2/12 weeks. By about 4 weeks all of the pain was gone. Its been six weeks since my operation and I am 100% now.
re: If you've had a Hernia Op, How long were you off the bike?Bike Bum
Apr 30, 2003 2:40 PM
Glad to hear you doing fine....it doesn't sound like I'll get to far behind on my riding,
Thanks.....
It depends...spc15
Apr 30, 2003 4:17 PM
I had laproscopic surgery to repair a hernia a couple of years back. I was off the bike for a little over a week.

If the surgery is going to be open, plan on being off the bike for a longer period of time..

SPC
It depends...abelson
Apr 30, 2003 6:15 PM
My surgery was open and the incison was larger then for a normal hernia because the also had to take care of a hydrocele. Like I said within 2 1/2 weeks I was back on the bike.
re: If you've had a Hernia Op, How long were you off the bike?closet roadie
Apr 30, 2003 9:10 PM
I had open surgery for a hernia repair last May 15th. I was off the bike for about 5 weeks. You can make yourself sick worrying about it, but you'll be fine. Just take it easy and don't push yourself too much at first. I have no issues from about 8 weeks post-op. I've logged over 3,000 miles since and even competed in the 24 Hours of Temecula MTB relay race last weekend. I'm doing the MS 150 Palm Springs Challenge this weekend.

Best of luck.