On the long ride on Rocket two weeks ago, I felt a little uncomfortable for the first time ever on a scooter. Then, riding to Apalachicola and on the return, I felt much more uncomfortable, with moments of pain that would make me wince.
Then, I spent much of the day Saturday cleaning up the yard at the new home. This included moving potted plants and mowing.
I noticed a bulge in my, um, private area over the weekend, then looked up hernia on my Google machine. It described my condition exactly.
So, yesterday I called my doctor, good friend Richard Flynn. He saw me in the morning and confirmed my diagnosis. Then let me know that I was too young to let it go, so surgery is up next.
It means that I will probably have to miss the Fall MP3 gathering in north Georgia. I really like that event and the ride up, but it is too painful to ride that far before the surgery, and I heard it takes a couple of weeks to recover after the procedure.
So, I will be out of commission for a while.