Thoughts on health, arthritis in thirties and inguinal hernias
Last week I got to know that I have tendencies to arthritis and have a small Hernia. It was a lot of information to take in at the same time. The message from the doctor was operation of my inguinal hernia, as that is the normal procedure in all cases. I went home, cried a lot and googled for the rest of the day. I felt so helpless, as if my body was breaking down in all different ways and that it cannot heal itself. I always considered my body to be strong and healthy, but when in fact it is not. Adding to this, I have worked out 5-7 days a week since I was really young with all kinds of different sports, and isn’t this supposed to make one healthy? Well, my doctor said the opposite. The fact that I’ve been working out so much over the course of my life together with tendencies for arthritis and low levels of collagen has caused some of the thin layers in my body to worn out, and hence this hernia.
Enough complaining but – I am a firm believer that operation is not the solution to this problem. First and foremost because it is not really bothering me, secondly and more importantly; majority of all existing research on hernias are carried out on men, majority of solutions to cure hernias are suitable for men. I’ll pass for now, changing my diet to a more protein based diet adding tons of collagen supplements and quitting most sports. Let’s see what happens.