I think I have a hernia. That is my professional medical dx. But remember I am a RN, not a Dr. lol.
I've noticed this since the summer. But being a nurse I've put it off and joking said I am waiting until I need emergency surgery.
Well last night I was sure that was going to happen. Only I was at work and couldn't leave right away. I needed to finish my pills and then I could go.
I have never been in that much pain. Not when my tooth was infected, not when I had my babies. It felt like all the muscles above my belly button were ripping, it felt like this huge lump was a creature inside of me about to rip its way out of my skin.
It took about 2 hours but I was finally able to push it back in. Then I felt better. Trip to Emerg avoided.
So now on Monday I will be calling my dr trying to get an earlier app't before Feb. Hopefully I can get it and they can fix up my "hernia" before I really do need emergency surgery.
Please say a prayer for me...
St. Drogo pray for me
St. CONRAD of Piacenza pray for me
St. Theresa pray for me
St. John of God pray for me
ps I am scared...usually not scared about these things but if I need surgery how will I manage the daily tasks at home. Abd surgery requires no lifting at all for a period of time and no heavy lifting for up to 12 weeks. You know...there's shovelling, taking the garbage out, laundry up and down, groceries...etc. I probably just worry too much.