Life seldom goes the way you want it to, stuff happens and you do your best to see it through.
When I started this blog I had pushed myself into the best shape I’ve been in for decades and was pretty proud of dropping fifty pounds in four short months.
I had visible abs for the first time since my early twenty’s.
And it was far easier than I ever could have imagined!
20 minutes a day, five or six days a week, doing some very easy calisthenics and stretching.
I also did resistance training, weight lifting, but I have been doing that since my teenage years, so that isn’t really a factor.
But I digress, STUFF HAPPENED!
Well actually it happened before I started this blog, I had a yet to be diagnosed inguinal hernia, which developed the prior winter. As it hadn’t started to bulge I was blissfully unaware and kept to my routine.
When it did start to show I was in denial for quite some time, but all things come to an end, both good and bad.
A situation occurred the beginning of last month that made it necessary to address the problem.
As it turned out I had a double hernia, although the left side hadn’t started to protrude.
I had surgery a month ago today, Feb. 15, 2019, and got it repaired. The operation went well, according to the surgeon, the nurses and the fact I woke up.
Unfortunately I had a minor fall when I got home. I caught myself on my futon before I hit the floor and thought all was good. No additional pain, or so I thought. I mean I was on pain medication and was expecting to hurt for a while.
It’s been a month now and I’m not healing well. I developed a seroma and present it is more debilitating than the hernia itself. The hernia could be and was held somewhat in check with a hernia truss, in essence it pushed my guts back where they belong.
The seroma has no place to go. It is getting smaller, thankfully, but not as quickly as I would like.
I go in for my second post op check up on Monday March 18, 2019 to see when I can start working out again, and of course when I can go back to work.
Time will tell,