The good news is I'm up and around a little more since my first and last update after my surgery over the past weekend. The less than good news is, there is still discomfort, stiffness and a bit of swelling.
I survived yesterday. Friday was the big hernia operation. The procedure was supposed to take about 45 minutes and was supposed to be done laparoscopically, but it ended up tasking 5 1/2 hours and was done "openly" due to some unforeseen issues in my body.