Right inguinal hernia repair. I still get mildly nervous, up until they give that IV. Next thing I know Im in the recovery room. I had my left side done in 2008 and it was a laparoscopic surgery. I was told this time would have to be an open procedure. I was more worried about my discomfort afterwards than the actual procedure. Im pretty sure Im doing better this time around, aside from an incision thats longer than I thought it would be.