I had my colon removed when i was 15 but with the advice i found on this site I've managed to work out a high calorie diet that doesn't cause me any problems. sadly something unexpected happened when i tried to start SS last monday.
i got to the gym and the free weights room was packed. 3 people queuing for the squat rack 4 for the bench. well i had to be in work in an hour so i couldn't hang round. i thought ill go do some work on the machines and start SS on Wednesday. i use the more useful machines and cool down with 5 min on the bike. later on that night i notice that one of my scars is lumpy, there's a tiny bulge when i look down. i got to the doctors and my fear is confirmed. A fucking hernia! turns out the muscle never healed fully after an op years ago and lifting forced it open enough to cause a hernia. it doesn't hurt but i cant do anything strenuous till i have an operation to fix the muscle tissue and recover. the doctor said I'm lucky, had i used barbells and higher weights as i had planned it probably would have been much worse.
so its gonna be a couple of months before i can start, I don't want to miss a holiday I've got booked which i payed more for so i could go to a resort with a gym!
Sorry for the pointless post i just felt like i needed to vent to people who understand why im pissed off. people have said to me "well now you've got an excuse not to go the gym!" like im one lucky bastard...some people.