newtboy says... Thanks. I won't spend it all in one place. Ouch. I hope you have better luck than I did. I had hernia surgery around 5 years ago....it still hurts more than before the surgery, and for years it was unbearable. My surgeon gave me steroid shots in my dick for the pain (YOINKS!) and said if I came back he would suggest I have the nerve killed, no way in hell I was doing that. I found out recently that my surgeon had brain cancer long before he stopped working. :-0 My best advice, take it easy for longer than they recommend. Reinjuring the site is bad. BSR said: Just sent you 10 power points. That should cover your cost plus pain and suffering. "Keep the Change You Filthy Animal" EDIT: You could find out if a Go Fund Me has been set up to reimburse the money cost. If not you could start one to make your point. Who would be the hero then? EDIT 2: Because I'm a slow thinker. As you know, I do body recovery. I pick dead people up and put them down. Had a house call to recover a 425 lb male laying on the floor face down. 2 people are normally dispatched to a house call. Try as we might the man was too heavy to lift onto the lowered gurney which is about 5" above the ground. To get extra help we can call fire-rescue to assist us because the dead are as entitled to the service as the living. EDIT 3: as mentioned in EDIT 2: I just had surgery yesterday for my very first ever HERNIA! I wear it as a badge of honor.