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Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:48 pm
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I have a Parasomal hernia. I was never told about this happening.

I understand it is quite common and mine is small by some standards I am sure.

I suspect, but I wonder how large it could get.  I ware a belt every day but take it off at bed time as Gravity is less.  It recesses when I have the belt on. I'm a heathy and very active 74 year old and was operated on 4 years ago.  The hernia appeared in the first year and so far has not grown too much. 

Jim

Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:22 am

If it helps, mine hasn't grown too much over the years. I wear a hernia belt during the day only.

Best wishes

Bill

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Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:57 pm

Thanks Bill, that is extremely good to know.  I was quite worried that it would grow until I was going to need another operation or be incapacitated.  You have set my mind at easy.  

Jim

Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:46 pm

Well here it is 5 years later and in fact it has grown, but (so far) a liveable amount.  I have purchased a larger ( stronger as in wider) belt to contain it a tad bettter. I'm now 79.5 an in fact I appear to be in better shape than I was when I was 74.  I work out (Exercise) 6 days a week in my basement.  I'm active in most all reguards.  ( I'm VERY lucky, that I still can even my Dr. is blown away and says I'm like an early 60 year person). 

 Opps the picture is sideways RATS!  Oh well, can't win them all!  LOL!

Jim

Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:48 pm


jamesarnold wrote:

Well here it is 5 years later and in fact it has grown, but (so far) a liveable amount.  I have purchased a larger ( stronger as in wider) belt to contain it a tad bettter. I'm now 79.5 an in fact...

I built the shed with a slide off roof and spent 3 yrs recoditioning the 12.5" F7 telescope in th elast few years.

Jim

Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:04 pm


jamesarnold wrote:

I built the shed with a slide off roof and spent 3 yrs recoditioning the 12.5" F7 telescope in th elast few years.

Jim

Hello Jim. 

Thanks for updating us on your hernia. It is always useful to know other people's experiences of these things. Mine remains much the same as it has always been and I wear a double belt to try to make sure it stays that way.

That's much more successful than I was with the telescope that my daughter gifted to me. I cannot convert my shed because the roof is being used to house bats, and there is nowhere inside the house that is suitable to set it up. Eventually I hope/expect to 'gift' it to somewone else who might be in a better position to make use of it.

Best wishes

Bill   

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