Don't read this if you're easily grossed out! Well, it looks like carrying around my 23-pound six-month old seven hours a day has caused a bit of a problem. I was taking a shower the other night, and I noticed there was a strange bulge where there should be no bulge. I go to the hospital yesterday, and it turns out I have an inguinal hernia, where the lining of the abdominal wall has broken, and some intestines have come out into my groin and (oh how fun) even into my scrotum. I'm calling up for an operation today, where apparently they have to make some small incisions at the lower abdomen where they loop the intestines back into, well, wherever intestines are supposed to go, then stitch a sort of mesh patch over the broken abdominal sac. Then they send me home for a strict regimen of ice cream and Bruce Campbell movies (at least that's what I'll tell everyone else). Has anyone else had this done before? How sore are you afterwards?