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    Sticky: The first few pages of the thread kind of give...

    The first few pages of the thread kind of give the impression that hernia repair is risk-free and no big deal and that people should just go get it done, that it just takes bravery to overcome the...
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    Sticky: What kind of surgery did you have and what...

    What kind of surgery did you have and what materials were used? Most of this thread's discussion is about the types of material and the type of surgery.

    There is pure tissue repair via open...
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    Sticky: How are things now? The Proflor product is an...

    How are things now? The Proflor product is an unusual one, among all of the mesh devices. They are still promoting it. I hope it's working for you. Good luck.
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    Sticky: I haven't been on the site for quite a while. ...

    I haven't been on the site for quite a while. But your post caught my eye. You're writing as if all hernia repairs are the same. They are not. There is a wide range of materials and methods. So...
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    Sticky: Not to start a word battle, just to keep things...

    Not to start a word battle, just to keep things factual. Recurrences do happen with mesh repairs. How often is unclear, depending on your information source, but there is a measurable recurrence...
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    Sticky: I've already corrected you about this false...

    I've already corrected you about this false statement once drgephys. I don't know if you're subconsciously seeing only what you want to see or if you're purposely misstating what happened in my...
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    Sticky: gfk1985, thank you for posting. It's a good to...

    gfk1985, thank you for posting. It's a good to see an objective well-reasoned reply. I think that there is enough in this thread that anyone who can read and think can make a good decision.

    I...
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    Sticky: The studies shown focus on recurrence rate. It...

    The studies shown focus on recurrence rate. It is easily measured since there is the physical presence of a hernia. My focus is on chronic pain and long term damage due to "mesh". I put mesh in...
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    Sticky: Some recent articles about the status of the hernia repair industry

    The Guardian.com has recently published a bunch of articles about the medical device industry. If the doctor you're talking to about hernia repair sounds like a salesperson for mesh, beware. The...
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    Sticky: Howdy all. Haven't checked the site for a while....

    Howdy all. Haven't checked the site for a while. Only responding to correct the false statement about my TEP procedure. I understand gephys's desire to paint things in a positive light,...
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    Sticky: You're just parroting the standard meme drgephys....

    You're just parroting the standard meme drgephys. For what purpose? You're just one guy, very early in his hernia repair,who is no more an expert on the subject than I am.

    Do your homework...
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    Sticky: Thanks for posting Shoulderbrah. It's good to...

    Thanks for posting Shoulderbrah. It's good to hear that there are proven methods out there.

    Denmark and Germany keep a hernia repair registry to keep track of issues with the various combinations...
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    Sticky: I think that you might be confusing mesh implant...

    I think that you might be confusing mesh implant strength, the strength of the bond between mesh and tissue, with overall healing.

    Regardless, the OP did not give enough detail about his...
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    Sticky: Without knowing the type of hernia, and its...

    Without knowing the type of hernia, and its extent nobody can give you reasonable advice, especially from the internet. "Hernia" covers a very wide range of possibilities and the size of the hernia...
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    Sticky: Good luck. Sorry to be so blunt. I just...

    Good luck. Sorry to be so blunt.

    I just received a message from someone who had an open repair, about eight years ago and reports excellent results. I'm going to see if he's okay with me...
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    Sticky: I appreciate your efforts to control the...

    I appreciate your efforts to control the narrative, of course, just like I am. But you can't know these things. Especially the comment about "nothing is worse than a recurrence". That's just made...
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    Sticky: Kona, my replay to drgephys was specifically to...

    Kona, my replay to drgephys was specifically to him. His degree is research-based, as you can see in his followup remarks, and my replay was to look again, which is, basically, what research is.
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    Sticky: No replies so far. Usually people are happy to...

    No replies so far. Usually people are happy to share good news. I'm not sure that messaging is turned on for people unless they change the setting in their profile. Maybe I'll track them down in...
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    Sticky: Thanks for checking in Kung Fu. Just to...

    Thanks for checking in Kung Fu. Just to simplify, you had open surgery with mesh. That's useful information.

    My thoughts are leaning toward the possibility that it's the mass or total coverage...
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    Sticky: No, that is the meme that I am saying is wrong. ...

    No, that is the meme that I am saying is wrong. My surgeon had about 350 procedures behind him and was Chair of Surgery. Top-notch. But he did not know how his patients were doing. Most surgeons...
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