Two months after the Mr. Ohio, I felt like I had a stomach virus. Well, I didn't, I had appendicitis! So out it came, as well as a lypoma (fatty tumor) from my side! Having the lypoma removed was no big deal, and no more lump. However, although the laproscopic procedure that I underwent is supposed to have a quick recovery period, I developed an infection in the incision at my navel. It took three weeks before I could begin training! I lost 12 lb., and I'm pretty sure it was not all fat! Undaunted, I began training and was back to full steam ahead in three weeks.