I saw my doctor after I developed severe pain near my diaphragm. I started vomiting. I hadn’t had a bowel movement in days.
He discovered that I had a strangulated hernia, and I needed surgery right away. I got laparoscopic surgery. He made five small incisions in my abdomen, and he inserted the laparoscope through them. It showed him my organs on a monitor. He told me that this type of surgery has less risk of infection, less scarring and pain, and less recovery time.
I did recover quickly. I was able to walk around the very next day. I didn’t have to restrict my diet, but I was told not to do any heavy lifting or hard labor for three months.