Thursday, April 25, 2013
Yesterday, I went to the doctor because I suspected I have a small hernia behind my navel. It turns out I was right about that, but luckily they think it's a bit of fat and NOT a bit of intestine that's pushed through. That was a relief. For now, I only need to keep an eye on it. It's tender and if I move the wrong way, it hurts, but otherwise isn't really a big deal. Phew! Obviously, if it gets much worse I'll need surgery, but hopefully that won't be an issue.
The surprise was that I may also have an peptic ulcer. Whaaaaat? I assumed my loss of appetite, nausea, feeling bloated, pain after eating, pain when laying down and trying to sleep and all the other symptoms I've been having were all related to the hernia since it came at the same time, but I guess they don't think so. I'm now armed with Prilosec so hopefully that will help. I hate taking medication when it isn't truly necessary, but this is really a big biatch. Basically, eating anything (and I mean anything -- even bland, boring oatmeal) = pain. I don't smoke, very rarely drink alcohol, very rarely take ibuprofen or anything like that (it bothers my stomach and I'd rather be a bit sore and suck it up than have a sour stomach). . . so I kind of feel like "WTF? Why is this happening?" . . . Oh well. I just hope the Prilosec helps things heal up.
Sooooo that's what's going on with me at the moment. I had gotten off track, eating a bunch of junk/sweets (some seriously evil cravings), but this whole "eating = pain" has kind of put an end to that. Heh. So there's one bright spot, I guess! Ha.