Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Oh No! Hernia!

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.



  1. Sorry to hear that, Bill. Been there x2. Hope it goes as well as mine....took one week off work each. Not an easy week (don't hang around funny people, laughing hurts like hell). YMMV, but I don't remember much problem after the first week.

    Keep us posted.

    1. Thanks Dave, It is hopefully a minor setback and I can be good as new soon. I am hoping for a quick recovery so as to not miss any of the cool fall rides planned. I have a big one with an overseas visitor, possibly coming up late October.

  2. Bill I've been there, done that.

    Not a walk in the park, but I've had bouts with the dentist that I'd rate as harder times. The worst part is living with the discomfort and pain until you get it fixed.

    1. Hi David, It is good to know that I am not alone in this little adventure, and that you guys survived the procedures. Mine is complicated, but we shall overcome. I am looking forward to pain free riding soon.