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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.

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    Love the squirrel picture.

    I have problems like you described. What helps me is to eat smaller meals.
    1892 days ago
    I love the picture of the little squirrel and the bread... I'm sure he/she appreciates the food, too!

    Have a great day!
    1894 days ago
    I wish they would paint the windows black to Water Aerobics class. That was so funny. You know, the guy from work was probably giving you a Thumbs up for working out.

    Thank goodness one day because you have been exercising your Hubby will ask you to wear a swim skirt because the windows have not been darkened. And the guy from work when he comments that he saw that you were taking a swim class won't make you feel like your stomach has dropped into your knees. emoticon

    Keep going, keep going!
    1894 days ago
    Wow I never heard of that! Feel better soon. And be careful!
    1894 days ago
    Might be a hereditary weakness in that part of your body? (And I'd say go to a dr!)
    1894 days ago
    Get better soon!
    1895 days ago
    I have heard that if you elevate the head of your bed, it helps relieve the indigestion and pain. Hope you are doing much better.

    1895 days ago
    Glad you figured it out and are feeling better! As long as the guy from work doesn't creep you out, think of him as a sort of "work out buddy"!
    1895 days ago
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