Troutnut.com Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > Hyrnia operation

Hunter1March 31st, 2020, 7:36 am
Maryland

Posts: 18
Hi,Hope this don't sound stupid. I'm in the third week of a 6 week recovery from a Hyrnia operation. I'm feeling great. I have been doing some pan fishing with worms at our dock. I relly want to go fly fishing at the Gun powder river where I normaly fly fish. I'm worried if it's to early to start crawling around stream rocks and current. Doc said not to surf fish till 5 or 6 weeks, but thats using heaveir equipment and casting out.Has anyone had this operation , and how long before you fly fished. Thanks.
RleePMarch 31st, 2020, 11:07 am
NW PA - Pennsylvania's Glacial Pothole Wonderland

Posts: 396
Some of the answer depends on your age and how invasive your surgery happened to be. I had lower abdominal (or general vicinity, anyway..) cancer surgery at age 57 in 2009. I was probably in the upper third of guys in my age range for fitness. My doc told me no wading that could cause any stress on the surgical area or tend to generally fatigue me for 6-8 weeks. But after 4 weeks, I was raring to go and it was hard to wait. But I held out and waited the full 6 weeks. This was a wise choice as I tired pretty easily the first time even though I felt perfectly fine. Surgery can take a lot out of us whether we realize it or not.

So, the short answer/advice from here is that we should not necessarily believe everything we think just because that is what we want to think.. Sometimes, we tell ourselves what we want to hear rather than what we need to hear.

I'd do what he doc says and wait it out. That's why he's the doctor and you (I assume) are not.

Probably not what you want to hear, but my 2 cents anyway.
Hunter1March 31st, 2020, 12:39 pm
Maryland

Posts: 18
No, I thank you. I'm bored to death here. But your right it's better to wait the 5 to 6 weeks. My herniya the intestine busted out of the tear. I'm 70 years old, maybe a young 70, but still old. I'll just bait fish for pan fish at our dock. Tight lines and be safe.
WbranchMarch 31st, 2020, 4:00 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2611
I had a hernia procedure with the mesh process back in late January of 2015. I had a lot of pain for the three weeks after the surgery. I was though already an older guy at 71 years old. I stayed with the surgeons instructions. But I was on a plane for Andros Island in the Bahamas on April 01 and had no issues whatsoever.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Hunter1April 1st, 2020, 1:26 pm
Maryland

Posts: 18
Thanks all, I'm going to play it safe. You all be safe.

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.

Related Discussions

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: Baetis Temperature
In General Discussion by PaulRoberts
8Mar 22, 2012
by Martinlf
Re: I hope all of you doing well!
In General Discussion by Partsman
4Apr 2, 2020
by Jmd123
Re: Bamboo Rod Built & Tested - PICS
In the Photography Board by Steps25
16Nov 17, 2015
by Steps25
Re: Steelhead Alley
In Fishing Reports by Wbranch
6Nov 13, 2014
by PaulRoberts
Re: Best gear for public transportation?
In Gear Talk by FisherOfMen
5Feb 26, 2014
by FisherOfMen
Re: Delaware
In General Discussion by Wbranch
3Jun 19, 2008
by Georges
Re: On The Road - Homer to Talkeetna
In Site Updates by Troutnut
1Apr 26, 2016
by Bechtlej
Re: Some Tough News for TroutNut Family
In General Discussion by Oldredbarn
4Jul 31, 2011
by Softhackle
Bois Brule this weekend
In General Discussion by Kschaefer3
0
Re: What's everybody Tying
In Fly Tying by David82nd
7Jun 2, 2017
by David82nd
Most Recent Posts
Re: A death in the family...RIP Leo the Lionheart
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (LearingtoFl replied)
Re: Anual San Pedro Parks Wilderness backpacking trip
In Fishing Reports by Red_green_h (Martinlf replied)
Re: Happy Memorial Day to my fellow Troutnuts with wildflowers from my front yard
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Martinlf replied)
Re: Clark's Marsh, flooded
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Martinlf replied)
Re: One of my hydropower dam projects just blew out!
In General Discussion by Jmd123
Re: My fly tying buddy
In the Photography Board by Wbranch (Martinlf replied)
Re: Metro Detroit Trout
In Fishing Reports by Summer_doug (Brian314 replied)
Re: Caddis query
In Fly Tying by Roguerat (Wbranch replied)
Re: Looking for a silk fly line
In Gear Talk by Johnsteve (Wbranch replied)
Re: FREEDOM!
In General Discussion by Roguerat (Jmd123 replied)