Richard Tocci

Richard Tocci
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Patchin' Me Up

Today I had a minor, outpatient surgical procedure to repair an umbilical hernia. Babies have this condition more times than anyone else, though pregnant women and overweight men (yeah, that would be me) can also have this condition. Hayden had this condition and it healed itself up by the time he was a year old.

An umbilical hernia is a hernia behind the belly button. You can read all about it here. Take a look at the pictures, too! Then you'll see why I decided to have it repaired. It could have gotten REALLY ugly!

Now that I've had the surgery, I am limited in what I can do. No heavy lifting for about 2 weeks, at least no more than 30 pounds. This is good, because that's about what Hayden weighs, so lifting him should be my limit. Hear that, Alex? No picking up your 55 pound butt for a while! I also can't do things like sit-ups -- like THAT was ever going to be an issue -- or other heavy exercises. I think the driving range is out of the question for a little while. Good thing I work from home.

Speaking of work, I'll be back to the grind tomorrow but will have a long weekend, due to Martin Luther King Jr Day. So far I have not needed the pain meds, and I hope to keep it that way.

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