My fourth hernia surgery

me at the hospital just before my fourth hernia surgeryIf there are any statisticians reading this out there, I’d love for you to tell me the odds of having hernia surgery four times.

My doctor says there’s a five percent recurrence rate for each hernia surgery. Since I’ve now re-done three of them, totaling four altogether, I wonder what the percentage for my lucky odds are?

Last Friday was my date with surgery in Bountiful. I’m still swollen, purple and not very mobile. But things are slowly getting better.

We’re having quite the run with health challenges this year. In February Dominic had to be put to sleep to undergo more than a handful of dental cavity repairs. And Monday Eliana was at the hospital having her tonsils removed. Yes, it’s spring break and we’re having a great time!

Good thing Vickey has good health insurance for us through her employer, and that she’s such a caring spouse and mother.

It’s amazing how many things we take for granted. When we’re healthy it’s hard to remember what it’s like to not have all your faculties.

At this Easter season, as I struggled to recuperate from surgery, I was even more grateful for the gift of resurrection after this mortal life. I truly stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me, and everyone.

Here’s to a beautiful spring, my upcoming birthday and healthier days ahead!


2 Responses to “My fourth hernia surgery”

  1. Pete Codella II April 8, 2010 at 3:02 am #

    Just got this comment from my Dad:

    "Ok you asked, with a 5% odds for each occurrence, the overall odds of having 4 hernia surgeries is 1 in about 17,000. Far better than any lottery I know of."

    Thanks, Dad. Guess I'm just lucky!


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