Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Double Down

surgeon: "put your fingers here. you should feel something pushing through when you cough."
me: "hmm.. i guess." i think to myself, check the other side to compare.
me: "doesn't feel any different to me than the other side."
surgeon: "let me check."
surgeon: "thats cause it feels like you have a hernia on both sides."

awaiting ct of pelvis for confirmation.


Geoff said...

hmmm... that doesn't sound good.

Bob Gentile said...

hmmm ... sounds like u balanced it out, have a good run today:-)

Dr. Bob

olga said...

crap, really? are you in for lil' repair before or after SB9T?

btw, loved the soap box thing, awesome, thanks:)

Adventure Junkie said...

Wow! That... um... sucks! Get better!

Rod Bien said...

That sucks. At least they aren't popping out like my abdonminal hot dog..... On the good side, I was running 9 days after the surgery so it isn't the end of the world. Pick a time to have a little downtime and be ready for day 1 after surgery-- that really sucks. Gets a lot easier after that.

saschasdad said...

I'm at work and reading that scenario that made me laugh out loud. I don't know if I'm laughing at, with, or because of you, though.

Rod said you're the wuss, though, because his one is bigger than your two.


AJW said...


Good luck with the surgery. I had my left side done in 1973 (I was 6 years old and had done some heavy lifting in my back yard building a fort) and then had my right side done in 1999 after running too long and ignoring the throbbing pain in my, ahem, groin. The good news is that things have been great since.

Hang in there!


lonerunman said...

I want to know where the doctor's hand REALLY was when he told you to cough ;-)
Bummer, dude. Hope the affliction and the treatment don't impact the training too much with more races coming up.

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...


Just a bump in the road..don't wait to long to get these things out!! Great talking to you. We look forward to many adventures ahead!
Lisa and Jay