I've...er...sprung a little inguinal hernia. Finally come to terms with the fact after several weeks of "is it...isn't it?". It's not big, it's not painful, it doesn't show through my clothes or even my swimsuit and it goes back easily. I haven't even decided whether or not to phone my favourite hernia-repair man for advice on Monday or just live with it.
But, thinking 25 steps ahead, if I did have it repaired by keyhole surgery, how long would it take before I could run again? I'd like to time any procedures to avoid disrupting both my job and my planned races. I know how long my patients take off work, but suspect a fair amount of lead-swinging and exaggeration goes on there.
Some of you fellas, or even girls, MUST have personal experience - it's a common problem, after all. Any guidance?