So, I had a doctor's appointment last night, one of 3 in the past 4 months, but this one brought dreaded news. What started as a minor pain and discomfort in my groin, and eventually a swelling spot with more pain is now a full fledged hernia. I have a consultation with the surgeon next Tuesday to determine the plan of action on when the durgery takes place. I'm only 18 and I don't do much heavy lifting. So it kind of contradicts itself. Since I don't do much physical activity, the bit of lifting I have to do at work (in a kitchen) plus moving my bass rig around did me in. So, share your hernia stories, what post-op was like, how you're dealing with it now, what you did to keep it from happening again, all that good stuff. I can already see myself starting to work out a bit once the surgery is good, done, and healed up right.