Finally some answers!
If you are a regular reader of my blog you know I have been having pains in my mid-section on and off for months. My Doctor's have been relentless in running tests and trying to figure out this pain. Good news was no cancer or masses. I do have a hiatial hernia and so was referred to a surgeon.
random photos just because
The surgeon said my hiatial hernia which causes reflux and is controlled with medication was not causing my pain. BUT...I have a Supraumbillical Ventral Hernia. What?? This is a hernia that is right in my midsection above my belly button. When it pokes through it presses on the intestines and can (and does) cause great pain! So the solution is surgery.
While not thrilled that I must have surgery I am so hopeful this will stop the pain I'm looking forward to it.
It will be done out patient at the hospital. I go for pre-op tomorrow.
I was curious what might have caused this and discovered that my laparoscopic gallbladder surgery which included an incision in my belly button might have weakened the area. Then last Dec/Jan/Feb I had the cold and flu to end all colds and flu. It included coughing that just took forever to get better. That was most likely a contributing factor in the weakness of that area along with too much belly fat (just keeping it real here).
I am scheduled for surgery on Jan 19th. Sara will be with me and take care of me Friday and over the weekend if needed. It's outpatient surgery so how bad can it be ... right??
I've been missing the Grands as they have had some colds and I can't get sick so I haven't seen them in a few weeks!
They are both well now so hopefully this weekend I can get some Grandma love!
In other news, my Mom had cataract surgery yesterday on her left eye. It went well and now we are on the eye drop regime. Good thing I live next door as it is 4 times a day the first week and no way could Mom get them in her own eye. We are hoping for good results and will schedule the right eye in the future after we are both healed up!
Thank you all so much for your concern, prayers and well wishes during this last six months. I'm so thankful for all of you.
If you would keep me in your thoughts and prayers on Friday Jan 19th I would be so grateful.
Wishing you all Good Health!