Being holey

No, that's not a spelling mistake, I didn't mean "holy".  Nor did I mean "wholly" (not least because that would make the sentence incomplete).  I do actually mean holey, as in having a hole.  Yes, dear readers, I have a hernia.

There's a hole in my abdomen, dear Liza, dear Liza, There's a hole in my abdomen, dear Liza, a hole.

For the uninitiated, a hernia is basically a hole in the muscle wall where the tissues and/or organs contained within are allowed to poke through and become strangulated.  It's unclear as to when or how I sustained this impairment, but I first noticed it about a month ago as a pain underneath my belly button that didn't go away on its own.  I paid a visit to my GP, who identified it as an umbilical hernia, and sent me packing to Bath Royal United Hospital for confirmation from a surgeon.  Thankfully I was still able to drive.  Otherwise it would have been a very long walk.(more…)

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