Monday, December 22, 2008

Not the type of bump I was hoping for

I think I may have a hernia. It could be just a pulled muscle or ligament but the painful lump hints at something more sinister. I have not been able to look at it since I'm at work but I can feel a bean-sized lump. I'm too afraid to push it back in or investigate further.

I have my 1st gyno appointment tomorrow so I'll ask the Dr. to take a looksie.

It's painful but not so much that I can't do regular things (with a limp). It doesn't particularly hurt when I cough or laugh just when I touch it. I even picked up Piccolina this morning and it was ok. So maybe it's nothing other than a strained muscle.

Have you Googled hernia? Geeze. With my queasy stomach it's not the thing a woman in my condition should do. Good God. Whoever said the human body is beautiful has never gotten an eyeful of someone's intestine bulging out of their groin.

In other news. Am sick. Am exhausted. Am constipated. Am pretty-much your run-of-the-mill pregnant chick. And it's wonderful in every way (minus the sick and tired and constipated) (Oh, and the hernia).

If it's a hernia then I will laugh my ass off because WTF? That's going to feel great around month 8.

Odds are it's nothing. But, of course, I have to consider all possible circumstances and prepare for the worse. If it's not a hernia I will be happy becasue really, who needs that shit? If it is I wont be surprised. That's how I roll. Hope for the best. Plan for the worst. I have already found a cute truss. Trusses are cheap. Good thing becasue that's the kind of thing you just don't want to buy from Craigslist.


Teresa said...

Dude again you've cracked me the eff up. I can't stop laughing. "I have already found a cute truss. Trusses are cheap. Good thing becasue that's the kind of thing you just don't want to buy from Craigslist." I am DYING over here laughing my ass off.

Peeveme said...

I can't take too much credit. Trusses are hilarious all on their own. It's just a hilarious specialty-undergarment.

areyoukiddingme said...

Yikes! Good luck with that. I have a lovely hernia that is totally distorting my belly button. Someday I will get it fixed because it is not attractive (but fortunately, no intestines have been harmed).

Trusses on Craigslist...yep, gotta agree with you there.

Kate said...

I am going to steal your phrase- hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. It's so me. On that note, I had to look up what a truss was.

Brenda said...

Could have taken the words right out of my mouth about hoping for the best but planning for the worst. And I had to look up what a truss was as well.

Hope your maybe hernia resolves itself soon.

Elana Kahn said...

I hope it's nothing too serious!! My hubby has a hernia and has a bump, but he hasn't had surgery on it yet.

I know I just tagged you last week, but I got an award today and really wanted to pass it to you. You don't *have* to post about it, but I want you to know that I've passed it to you. :-) I <3 your blog!!

Kami said...

Oh wow! Your pregnant! Congrats. I will be looking forward to hearing how DE is the same / different than a mutually genetic baby.

nancy said...

Ack. Hope it turns out to NOT be one.

MommaLove said...

I have a hernia leftover from my son's birth. Not fun but it isn't bad enough to do anything about it. Don't try to look at it- you will look like you have a baboon butt. TMI!! :)