THAT'S WHAT I GET FOR POKING AROUND.

So, I was poking at my stomach because it looked different, and I felt this round, hard spot and knew right away it was a hernia.  Oh, joy, I thought, and had my husband feel it, too.  Unfortunately, he agreed with me.  I went to the doctor Friday and he poked at it and also agreed with me.  While I was asking him if this is something I need to take care of right now, he already had one of his lovely assistants calling a surgeon.  I see her on September 7.  Now I have to keep her from scheduling surgery until after the 15th of September to I can go to my Art & Authors Fair at the library!  I've spent quite a bit of money getting ready for that thing - remember, I even bought a plastic table cloth - and I don't want to miss it.

 

Ah, the fun never ends.

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Comments (17)

  1. haydeeandgabriel

    are you sure it is wise to have it postponed until after the 15th? well i do hope you will be fine

    August 20, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Since I’m not seeing the doctor until the 7th, I can’t imagine that another week would make that much difference. It doesn’t hurt at all.

      August 20, 2017
  2. depressedgirl

    Good luck for your author’s show. I am working on a novel that is almost finished. Can’t wait to get it finished and published. I will send you a dedicated signed copy. Without you, I’d never have dug this one out and began to finish it. I will forever be grateful to you.

    August 20, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      That’s very sweet of you, and I’d be proud to have your book dedicated to me!!

      August 20, 2017
  3. depressedgirl

    Oh yes, be certain it is ok to wait that long to get your surgery, maybe you could get it and still go.

    August 20, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      I think it probably won’t be set for that soon – most surgeons are backed up at least a couple of weeks. I only need nine days or so.

      August 20, 2017
      1. depressedgirl

        When I had Gall Bladder out, I think they did it right away. He said I had Gallstones. The other dr said I didn’t and I didn’t have to have my Gall Bladder out unless I wanted to. Well I wasn’t even going to have it out. I don’t know what made me decide to get a second opinion. He told me the first thing we are going to do is get your Gall Bladder out. I said okay. He told me after the surgery, that I did have Gallstones and it was going to take me a lot longer to get over the surgery than usual because my Gall Bladder was very infected. I wonder if I hadn’t gotten it out if I would have died. I guess the other dr was worthless.

        August 21, 2017
        1. Bettymom

          When I had gall bladder attacks, they started when I was only 23, so none of the doctors I went to could figure out what was wrong. Eventually, I had a terrible attack and couldn’t even stand up straight. They put me in the hospital and started running tests because they STILL didn’t know what was wrong! Several doctors told me I had an ulcer and gave me medicine for that, but of course it didn’t work because I didn’t have an ulcer! Finally my regular doctor ran the test for gall stones and there they were! He said the stones had begun popping out of my gall bladder because the gall bladder was heaving and squeezing during the attacks. The gall stones had almost fully blocked the common duct, which would have killed me. I’ll bet you had something similar to that. It did take me a long time to really feel better – a couple of months, as I recall. They kept me in the hospital for another week and a half (plus the week it took the doctors to figure out what was wrong) because I had an 18-month-old at home and I wouldn’t promise not to pick her up!

          August 21, 2017
  4. sarahb1218

    It’s probably best to wait, you may not be fully recovered by the 15th, you could still be in pain. I thought hernias were supposed to hurt, you had no pain before the poking?

    August 20, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Nope, no pain either before or after the poking. The doctor was very surprised by that.

      August 20, 2017
  5. thoroughlyrandom

    If you don’t see them until the 7th there is a good chance it will be well after the 15th. Unless it is strangulated. But it doesn’t sound as tho it is.

    August 20, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      No, I’m sure it isn’t that serious. It doesn’t hurt at all and everything seems to be moving, if you know what I mean.

      August 20, 2017
      1. thoroughlyrandom

        Be happy. They thought that’s what I had… Now I need a hip.

        August 20, 2017
        1. Bettymom

          I’m sure that’s not my problem, or it would hurt like hell!

          August 21, 2017
  6. SEC

    Best laid plans of mice and men . . . . .

    August 20, 2017
  7. juls

    I’m so sorry to hear that! I hope everything goes well—especially your fair first.

    August 22, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Thanks, me too!!

      August 23, 2017