Tuesday May 22: Turns out that Ken had a double hernia: the bigger one was a femoral hernia, and right next to it was a direct inguinal hernia. It is a good thing he didn’t go for laparoscopic surgery, because they would have had to do open surgery anyhow. The surgery started later than we expected, and lasted two hours and twenty minutes. Recovery room was another hour or so, then we still had to wait for successful urination. We returned home around 8 PM.
Ken is in much better spirits now that he is home, and has had some chai and dinner. He thanks everybody for the good wishes.