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He was bullied, accused of shoplifting football just because his stomach was so lumpy.
A pensioner named Glenn Williams, 67, was left with a gigantic bulge. It was because of the complications of bowel cancer surgery.
He almost spent two years suffering from the growth and each time he coughs, his stomach bulged like a football. It was measured around 20 cm by 30 cm.
A hernia happens when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.
Mr Williams told his hernia was inoperable, which was ten times bigger than the usual size.
He says, "'On another occasion when I had my Jack Russell terrier with me someone asked why I hadn't given him the football and another person even asked when my twins were due."
He was affected not only emotionally, mentally but physically too. The pain from which he has been through was terrible and awful.
He told him about a ground-breaking new procedure. The father of two from Leicester, underwent a complex six hour operation.
Mr Complex, who is a leading specialist in complex abdominal wall reconstruction said it was the biggest hernia he had ever operated.
'It was one of the biggest ones you can get. We had to close the 20cm x 30cm gap in the abdominal wall." Dr Offer says.