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    Diaphragmatic Hernia

    http://www.healthline.com/health/dia...rnia#overview1

    I have a very large Diaphragmatic Hernia that will be repaired laparoscopically. Any experience with these? I'm told I will be in the hospital for 3 days. What will recovery be like?

    Thanks

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    Hi Jim. I have a hiatal hernia and it is miserable. I have no insights into what you might expect following the surgery, but I send you my best wishes for the procedure and for your postop course.
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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    Thanks Bonnette!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    http://www.healthline.com/health/dia...rnia#overview1

    I have a very large Diaphragmatic Hernia that will be repaired laparoscopically. Any experience with these? I'm told I will be in the hospital for 3 days. What will recovery be like?

    Thanks
    Jim-reading your link, I'm glad to not have any practical knowledge about your type hernia! But the fact they only expect 3 day stay implies that it should be fairly routine, to me at least.
    Good luck and keep us in the loop-we'll be thinking of you.
    69yo male T12 complete since 1995
    NW NJ

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    When is your surgery, Jim? I'll be sending good thoughts your way!
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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    Not until July 25th.

    I also have bilateral hiatal hernias but don't need them repaired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Not until July 25th.

    I also have bilateral hiatal hernias but don't need them repaired.
    Yikes, that's a lot to deal with. Hope that the time between now and your surgery will go quickly and that the major issue will be completely resolved..
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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    This is fairly routine surgery and your post op recovery may include a few days of restrictions on your activities. Keep moving as much as they allow you to and follow the post op instructions. You should not have many problems with this one.

    ckf

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    from what that article said it is an emergency surgery and needs to be repaired rather quickly why are they waiting so long to repair it? if i were you i would call the surgeon and ask that he move your surgery up.
    T6 Incomplete due to a Spinal cord infarction July 2009

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    My surgeon is very experienced with these hernias and said there is no rush.

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