How can you tell if you have a hernia? Something is just not right with me. Monday will be 3 weeks after my July 16th surgery. At the end of the first week post op, I felt great. Then I swept my porch and front walk and hurt myself. It doesn't seem like it's getting any better. I had to take my son shopping earlier and when I went to sit back down in the car, my left side hurt so bad I yelped. I had to drive the 20 minutes home leaning to my right because I was in so much pain. I just took my last two vicodin and I'm still in pretty decent pain as I sit here typing this.
I have to return to work on Monday, but I honestly don't know how I would drive the hour to work if I still feel like this. I can't afford to take any more time off. Also, I've had my gallbladder removed and part of my left kidney removed and I never had this kind of pain this far out. Even with the partial nephrectomy (kidney), I was maybe a little sore into the 2nd week. It never felt like this. Am I just overreacting? Is this normal? I know you can still feel pain up until 4 weeks out, but this seems severe.