On the one hand, surgery to correct my umbilical hernia would mean that I would never again have to go through two hours of agonizing pain such as I suffered last night.
On the other hand, it would mean that I’d have to stay away from the gym for six weeks, during which time lack of exercise coupled with a natural tendency to despair would slowly but surely cause me to assume the shape of a sphere, at which point I would have to retreat entirely from all human interaction.
Then, of course, once I was a sphere the patch (or whatever it actually is) would pop out, and I’d have the hernia again.
So really in the end it hardly seems worth it.
The worst you can get, is a big tummy like mine.
Just remember to eat lots of yoguart…
Of course by not getting it surgically corrected, your “intestines can get stuck or twisted inside the hernia and cut off from their own blood supply” which would give you a strangulated hernia that “could lead to the death of that part of the intestines and would require a more complex and risker operation” later.
If that happened, you might permanently become a “sphere.” Remember what the proverb says: An ounce of sphere now can prevent a pound of sphere later.”
Faustus. GO to the hospital NOW.
i just found your blog today, and i am already addicted.
now go get that hernia fixed, so you can keep up this blog! also, take care.
Get that Hernia fixed, you silly boy.
And please, lack of exercise will not make you a SPHERE.
I got my hernia fixed up laproscopically and it healed way faster than the doctors said it was going to; yeah, you’ll have to take it easy for a while, but you will probably be up and about much more swiftly than your medical advisors suggest. Definitely not sphere-making territory
Fix hernia. While recuperating, eat less. Thus not becoming sphere.