Well the procedure will be next week, not this week. They are giving me some mesh plastic parts stitched in place to hold the muscle wall together. I had a nice long talk with my surgeon, a pretty lady named Karen that seems extremely competent, and was completely unfazed by the sight of what will from now on be referred to as "The Surgical Site".
It is easy to tell if you have this Unfortunate Condition. Take off your pants and look down at The Surgical Site. If you see bulges in the forested portion of the landscape, go directly to the doctor, do not pass go.
Luckily my Unfortunate Condition can be fixed using laparoscopic surgery. Three little incisions instead of two large ones, and um... far less shaving. Whoopee.