Thanks to modern medicine and techniques these surgeries are much easier than in the past..Self diagnosed an iguinal hernia Saturday. Had sugery today. Surgery at 7.30 home by 11. Sweet. Sore today. Some drugs. Back driving in 3-4 days. No lifting for 3 weeks. Used to be no driving for 3-6 weeks and no lifting for 6 even months. I anticipate the bill will more painful than the surgey given my deductable.