Anyone remember Ghostbusters? Remember when Mr. Stay Puff Marshmallow Man steps on the church? Dr. Venkman (Bill Murray) yelled that out. And to this day I still love that phrase … It’s like cussing without cussing. I felt I needed to say it just to get off my chest the frustration I’m feeling.
Up until Thursday last week I was lifting weights 3x per week and running 6x. I was getting in about 28 miles a week. Thursday I developed a complication that is preventing me from doing any physical stuff. Actually I developed the condition on June 2nd. It just took until June 7th for me to admit there was a problem. I still don’t want to admit it. But I have to. It hurts too much.
I have a hernia. A recurrent right inguinal hernia. I had one in the same spot 22 years ago. Hence the recurring part. I got the first one on my job … this one I got moving a refrigerator. Well that may have started it. Then my weight lifting on Tuesday and Thursday and the running last week were the final “push” things needed to “bust loose”. I saw my shaman (doctor, healer .. whatever you will call him) and he confirmed the problem. And then he placed me on several restrictions … no running, no weight lifting, no jogging, no “extended” walking, no pushing or pulling and limit my sneezing. Limit my sneezing? Like I go out and sneeze on purpose because I enjoy it. I can apply pressure to the groin area while sneezing without pain. I tried it and I can walk on the treadmill without any pain (as long as I apply constant pressure to the groin area … yes tried it). But I shouldn’t.
I speak with the surgeon tomorrow.
So .. with still being on the weight loss quest, I’m having to seriously watch what I eat. I cannot diet. I just can’t do. My fear is a long recovery after the surgery with no running or lifting. And then I have to start all over …