Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Surgery

Tomorrow morning I'm going into surgery for a hernia that's been bothering me for a few years now.

My hernia is larger than normal, it's called an abdominal incisional hernia and has gradually gotten worse over the past few years. It's in the area I had an emergency appendectomy over ten years ago. Because my appendix had burst the doctor had to leave the wound open back then to drain properly and heal on it's own. The result of that is that the abdominal wall was never at full strength again.

I'm not asking for sympathy, just asking for prayers and positive thoughts tomorrow. For my wife especially as she's feeling a lot more anxiety over the whole ordeal than I am.

Thanks my friends.

Jeff

Update: I'm home now, recovering from the surgery, which went well. Still not 100%, but getting better every day. Thanks to all of you for your concern, prayers and well-wishes. Much appreciated!

9 comments:

Adam said...

Wow. That's quite an ordeal, I wish you the best and my thoughts will be with you. Here's to a safe and speedy recovery.

Allan L. said...

You and your wife are in my thoughts, man. I've had hernia surgery, too.

Stan Shaw said...

Best wishes for you and your wife. Afterwords will you be going by the screen name "Squarepants Sponge Bath"?

Chrissie A said...

Jeff, I'll be sending positive and healing thoughts your way today!!

Hope you'll post again when you're up to it, to let us all know how you're doing.

P.S. Stan: LOL

Claire said...

Ack! Jeff, that's so scary. Oh wait, that's not positive...
Here's all sorts of positive thoughts for you and your family as you go through this. YOU WILL BE FINE. REALLY SOON.
(I'm sorry. I really suck at this.)
May your recovery be Sugar Frosted!

Matt Schuster said...

You'll be in my thoughts Jeff, take care.

Ekota (kgiff) said...

I'm a little late on this. Hope everything went well.

Dan said...

Wowo, Sorry to hear about that. I hope that everything turns out okay. I am sorry that i haven't been in touch, just a lot of traveling and getting ready to start school next week. Anyways I hope that all turned out well.
Dan

Holly said...

Sending postive vibes your way Jeff.