A man with a hernia weighing five stone says his life has been turned into a 'living hell' after being told by doctors that nothing can be done to remove it.
42-year-old Dean Carron from Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, was told he needed to lose weight before the giant hernia could be removed.
But now doctors claim the hernia is so large, the operation would be too life-dangerous.
In 2012, Dean went in for a routine appendix operation at King's Mill Hospital which was expected to last one and a half hours.
But the procedure turned into a seven hour battle to save his life after complications set in leaving him with a large incisional hernia.
The former body guard was left unable to work and his weight increased. He was told to lose weight to have the hernia repair operation.
He has lost the weight required, but now it's too late as his liver and bowel are sat within the hernia.
He is in constant pain and needs two carers to help him every day.
The Trust which runs King's Mills Hospital, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said:
Surgery under general anaesthetic always carries risks - however, these risks are often heightened when the patient has a high Body Mass Index, which can make it life-threatening.
Dean's condition has now been recognised as a disability, which means he will get a benefit to help him financially.