Who am I?
Hi, my name is George. When I started this blog I suffered from a Reducible Inguinal Hernia, and was looking for a natural hernia cure. I am a 43 year old happily married father of two daughters, and I am an extremely active person. I’m an avid surfer, fisherman, volunteer firefighter, hobbyist surfboard shaper, and an entrepreneur from Melbourne Beach FL. I am very fit overall, and I am passionate about keeping myself healthy over the long term. I only eat organic food, and practice a consistent exercise routine. I’m 6 feet tall and weigh around 150 lbs. I don’t take any traditional medications, and I try to lead the most natural life I possibly can (I won’t even take aspirin).
Why did I start the My Natural Hernia Cure blog?
I have been living with an inguinal hernia on my left side for over four years now, and it used to drive me absolutely nuts every day of my life. It never caused any pain, but it did bulge out, and I would feel a lot of pressure (especially when I would cough or strain). At the time of starting this blog I had to wear a very uncomfortable hernia truss in order to manage it throughout the day. Being a very active person, the fact of having to wear a hernia belt for the rest of my life if I did not get surgery did not work for me. This is why I started this quest to find a natural hernia cure.
What information have I found about a natural hernia cure?
Over 25% of all men in the entire world will end up suffering form an inguinal hernia. I’m constantly doing research on how to proceed with a natural hernia cure, but have not come across anything of much value. There are a few sites out there written by guys that claim to have cured their hernia naturally which gives me hope, but many of them are really jumbled up and hard to read through. They do not give a concise guide on procedures to follow to heal the hernia.
Most of the information that you find however, is from the medical establishment, and basically says that you need surgery in order to fix the hernia. I’ve watched videos of hernia repair and read horror stories of people dealing with post herniorraphy pain syndrome, which from what I gather, it basically amounts to having really bad pain in the groin area for the rest of your life after the surgery (sometimes debilitating). Not to mention hernia mesh recalls.
What I found about hernia surgery
I also learned that hernia surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgeries worldwide, with most surgeons performing the Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair as you can see in this video link. Basically, they cut you open, place a mesh patch over the hole that is allowing your intestines to protrude through the inguinal canal, and sew you back up. Sounds like fun! Not really.
Many people who opt for the surgery will find themselves going back in for a repair of the original surgery because the mesh works itself loose. Also with the high risk of infections like MRSA these days during any surgical procedure, I just do not want to take the chance. After you watch the video, I’m sure you will be of the same mindset. There have been many cases that I have found, that have had the Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair done, then 10 years later they find that there is a recall on the mesh! How does that work? It’s not like a recall on your car, where you take it into the shop and they fix it for free. They have to re-cut you back open, remove the old mesh, and put new mesh in it’s place. No thanks!
Hernia surgery is absolutely a last resort.
I would not want someone poking their hands around inside my abdomen to fix something that may not work at all, or may actually make it worse. I have been on a mission to find a natural hernia cure, without surgery. I have to believe that over the thousands of years that mankind has been on this earth, that at some point there was a way to fix this ailment, which seems to be a defect in the human body.
Why am I doing this?
I created this blog for three reasons:
- I wanted to chronicle what I am doing. This way, when I am successful, other people suffering from a hernia could see what I did to fix it.
- I wanted to implement a motivating factor into it for myself. In other words, I know that if I commit to keeping this blog up to date with everything I’m doing, and people are reading it, it would motivate me to keep pressing forward until I fixed it.
- I want to create a place where people that are suffering with the same type of hernia, who would rather not follow the traditional method of fixing it, could get together and have discussions about what they are doing, and what is working or not working.
I know that I am not the only person in the world who is looking to cure their hernia naturally, and hopefully, by starting this blog, it will grow into a nice network of people sharing ideas about how to go about getting that done.
Please note that I am not a doctor. Do not take anything that I write (or anyone else writes) on this blog to be medical advice. I am simply a regular guy chronicling my attempt to find a natural hernia cure. If you follow anything that you have seen or read about on this site, do so at your own risk.