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October 28, 2010 7:30 PM Subscribe
Please look inside for a few questions about an inguinal hernia, particularly pertaining to surgery recovery, and being on disability.
posted by BlahLaLa to Health & Fitness (12 answers total)
Mr. BlahLaLa has an inguinal hernia. He's had it for a while, and basically lived with it (with a doctor's okay) but now it's causing a lot of pain and will have to be repaired surgically. Can you advise us about:
-- Recovery period after surgery. We've seen this question
, but we're wondering if anything has changed in the years since.
-- Recovery in terms of going back to work. My husband works set dressing, which means he does a lot of heavy lifting. There is literally no such thing as "light duty." He will have to be able to do the heavy lifting or not work at all. Your thoughts about the timing of this, post-surgery?
-- Hernias and disability? Because of the abovementioned, I wonder if this will rise to the level of qualifying him for disability. We are in CA, and I have looked at the state disability website. But personal anecdotes or info is welcomed.