No blood in stool, no pain during defecation, except if I have to push then it's basically where my incisions are, really a soreness.
I was on Motrin 800mg until last week when I ran out, which my GP said was probably slowing down the healing process but still wanted me on it for inflammation. I also discontinued the percoset pain med. So no medicines right now.
No mucus in stool.
Yes, prolonged hours of laying in bed and sitting at work, which I have quite honestly "babied" myself, which has left me in extremely poor physical condition. I just started some longer walks today.
I saw my surgeon yesterday and told him all that I am telling you. His answer was that I should be lifting up to 300 pounds by now and to get exercising. He took a quick look at the outside of the incisions and said they looked good. I told him that I was still sore as I sat there in front of him. He didn't do any further examination, no check for further hernia, etc. I drove home from his office and was still in pain or basically sore until I went to bed.
I have been doing much better with higher fiber diet and more water intake, so I haven't been straining with my bowel for the last week. The only pain trigger has been driving my car now.