Regarding Surgery

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

A few weeks back I found a fairly large lump in my abdomen. It was soft, flexible and stayed in my mind for a few moments before something else grabbed my attention. I’d been doing lots of work on the basement walls and building and installing some understair shelving for storage and as a fort for S. General wear and tear is also starting to catch up.

A few days later, the midriff started to hurt and the bulge had grown. I knew exactly what had happened. On the 15th I went to see Dr. C and he knew what happened too.

“So, Steve, you think you have a hernia.”

“Think so,” I said.

“You have a hernia,” he said. “It’s got to be repaired.”

We contacted the UCONN Health Center and made appointments.

However, by Wednesday, my condition quickly worsened–partly by driving–and Thursday my wondrous wife rushed me in to see the surgeon, who made lots of time for us, and scheduled the fixup for Monday the 22nd. Now I must get back to laying still. But laptop warmth is quite soothing.

More soon.

5 responses to “Regarding Surgery”

  1. susan says:

    Good luck. Hope you’ll be back up and spouting Shakespeare shortly.

  2. Josh says:

    Big ditto there! Looking forward to your intelligencia during your recovery.

  3. Josh says:

    Actually that should have been “intellegentiai”.. (I do regret waiting till my senior year to take Latin.)

  4. Deb says:

    Missed you in class today. Recover quickly!

  5. Jesse says:

    Indeed, hope you’re recovering well and back in the classroom soon. Couldn’t resist taking Shakespeare this spring to see the methods you were speaking on in regards to teaching it in action.