Saturday, February 16, 2013
Ever since Wednesday I have been having this feeling of air trapped in my chest. When I lay on my back or lean over breathing is hard. I tried going to water aerobics and the compression of the water on my sides hurt. I can't eat very fast or it feel like its trapped upward. I was scared to workout in case I couldn't breath. I talked to my mom and she has had the same thing and my brother, she said her doctor said it was a hiatal hernia.
Hiatal hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach sticks upward into the chest, through an opening in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the sheet of muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. It is used in breathing.
Her doctor just watched her said it goes away in due time. Mine has gotten better. I guess you can get a procedure done if it does not. Burping seems to relieve discomfort. Weird it says its common among obese ppl over 50. My mom said hers was caused by stress. But I saw online it can come on from an abdominal injury. Which that lifting class I did was pretty rough last Sunday and I was hurting for 3 days from it in my abs. Over the counter stuff I can take is meds to reduce acid reflux. and not lay on my back or lean over.
I have still been exercising, I feel fine as long as I don't lean over too much. I have been walking the dogs, did the water aerobics on thursday and yesterday I hit a dance class and did the elliptical with my friend. I think I actually felt better when I got up and moved. Sitting or laying around is when I get into trouble. Good thing is I am scared to eat much. So my weight has been steady.
Valentines Day was good on the belt. Scott got me a new phone a few weeks ago and a necklace so no candy for me! I got him local candy, local cupcakes we shared and local bacon. I ran away to water aerobics on Vday and rushed home early from class to go see a movie with him. I can't believe how many ppl were in water class, like 10. OOh at work yesterday this guy from my job is also at my gym. He came up to me and said "how how was water aerobics??" UGH i wanna be invisible in there! They should just paint the windows black.
And a little squirrel cuteness to fill your day. I probably shouldn't throw them old bread but I like knowing they are fed.