This one has been a long time coming, been fighting the insurance company a long time. But here it is.
About a month before my car accident in 2008 (where I went unconscious and hit a tree head on) I noticed my belly button sticking out little - thinking that strange, but I have added a lot of weight over the last 2 years, thought it might be normal. I remember being sore after getting stuck in the boiler entry door - a small 11x19.9 doorway 16 inches thick and line with metal studs to scew nits on to hold the door in place.
I got caught on a stud and couldn't get in or out, I was stuck and my spotter didn't know how do proceed, so I finally wiggled out and except for being a little sor, nothing hurt and I went about work. So a month later I'm in a car accident and CT scans were taken of my waist and the imbecilic hernia showed up on the report.
So, since then I have tried to get this hernia taken care of and EVERY TIME I'd see doctor, etc., the health care insurance refused to pay for it saying it was from a "CAR ACCIDENT" it took my wife threatening to drop their covrage at re-up time, then magically bills started getting paid.
So, I've had my final exams, EKG, blood-work and Chest X-rays - all done and FINALLY today I get a call with the date and time.
Not that I want surgery, but I need it, it hasn't gotten any better all this time. So, just an FYI to anyone following this, I should be out of work approx 5 weeks.