That's right, kids. If you read the blog last week, you saw my quote of the day referenced the fact that I "...felt like a big steaming puddle of hamster vomit all week." Sorry to make you read that again, but it adequately describes the way I felt.
Anyway, Saturday morning I woke up and had severe pain in my lower abdominal region. As long as I was sitting down or laying down I was fine. But when I stood for any period of time I was in a lot of pain. But I started feeling better as the day went on and I actually attended a Young Adults football gathering at Crossroads followed by Patch's annual Halloween party later that night. I still wasn't feeling 100%, but well enough to do these things nonetheless.
Sunday morning I woke up bright and early and drove up to Georgetown to play guitar with the Praise Team at the new Crossroads Georgetown Campus. All was going well until around 9:30. The pain came back and I actually had to sit down on the ground for a few minutes. I was in a lot of pain during the service, so if anyone was in attendance in Georgetown Sunday, I apologize if you felt I was disconnected.
I spent the rest of Sunday afternoon on the couch watching football and NASCAR. I was actually feeling much better.
Monday I went to work as usual, but while walking in to the office, the pain hit me again. Now call me stubborn, but I really hate going to the doctor. Yes, I should have gone right then, but me being the dummy I can be sometimes, decided to see how things went yesterday and last night before making the decision to see a doctor.
Which brings me to this morning. I went to work (thirty minutes late - it takes a while to get ready when you're in pain). I caved, called the doctor and got an appointment. Long story short, I have not one, but AT LEAST TWO HERNIAS!!! So, I have a consultation with a surgeon next week with surgery to follow.
This is new territory for me. I have never been under the knife (unless you count having my wisdom teeth taken out). I've never had a major procedure like this done. So, have you or anyone you know had this surgery? If so, what can I expect? How long is the recovery process? Exactly how much pain will I be in after the surgery? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry to bore you with my medical issues, but I am man enough to admit I'm a little nervous!!! Call me a big wuss if you want, but this is a big deal to me!!!