I had to large hernias that were bothering me. It took many months of fasting and prayer to get the courage to make an appointment and get the ball rolling. John took the day of surgery off and sat in the lobby waiting. My mom came and carted kids here and there and helped Lilli with school. Kimber came over a ton and helped with all kinds of things. The surgery went a bit longer than planned. The doctor found that more of my colon had slipped through than previously thought. Still, I only spent one night in the hospital.
Sleeping was hard. Nothing was comfortable. I slept at least half the night in the easy chair.
Still not super comfortable. I get to wear this girdle thing that is suppose to bind everything in so that the hernia area doesn't fill with fluid. If it does, then they would have to drain it. That doesn't sound fun. So I wear this binder for 6 weeks. It's wearing sores on my skin... that and the medical tape. They are nasty.