Monday, August 21, 2006

Inguinal Hernia

Apparently hernia repairs are the single most common male operation in the UK with over 100,000 performed each year according to the BBC. On Friday I am about to become number 100,001.

Last Tuesday the GP confirmed my diagnosis (not difficult), last Friday I met the consultant surgeon and this Friday I go under the knife. The surgeon, John Scurr, seems to know his stuff and has a good firm handshake - just what you need to hold the scalpel steady.

I resisted telling him the old joke:
 "Doctor, will I be able to play the piano afterwards?"
 "Yes, I don't see why not."
 "That's funny, I couldn't before!"

We are having a barbeque on Sunday and Mary has made me promise that I won't go playing the invalid or offering to show people my scar. Spoilsport!


Ballpoint Wren said...

Good luck with that, Mark!

Playing invalid I understand. You listen to Mary on that one. But I think Mary should allow you to show a little bit of scar! Heh!

Rosa said...

Gee, I must have missed this one; and I had to go back and see what the trouble was. Poor you. Glad it all went smooth, and yes, by all means, keep the pills going!!