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A mate of mine had a hernia a few years back. He was in reasonable shape and was back to his usual self within 6 weeks. You might well have got lucky and caught it before it got really bad.

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1 hour ago, Mark Bolam said:

No results from the ultrasound on Wednesday yet, but the driver wouldn’t tell me anything, it has to come from my GP.


I kind of hope it isn’t a hernia, but realistically a hernia might be the least bad diagnosis, if you know what I mean?



I had surgery on my knee last year, the ultrasound could tell there was something amiss but they didn't know how mangled it was until they had a look.

You'll be sound mate.

Dr's know their stuff.


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Thanks Mark.


If it is really bad I can go and work in other Mark’s arb shop in Scouse land for a bit while I heal up.


Six weeks of doing f-all but putting Stihl sweeties into boxes containing arb gear at 900% mark up will be a doddle.


Commission based, I can probably retire afterwards.




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8 minutes ago, Mark Bolam said:

He’ll call me Mick.

If it was anything serious he'd have been all over it by now, scouser or not. Just a bayonet and stock fencing by the sounds of it.

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On 06/08/2021 at 16:30, Treerover said:

How’s your hip now incidentally? Still working on it ? Climbing ? emoji1307.png


It's been good althought it was quite a few years ago I had it done, a couple of years ago though I started cyclying much longer distances like 50 miles and that can aggravate one of them, the other (had both done) is like there was never anything wrong with it.

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Just had the doctor call back eventually.

Turns out I haven’t got a hernia.


I’ve got two, both sides.


Looks like a long wait even for surgical assessment.



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