So I survived hernia surgery and I'm back at work starting today. It has been exactly 3 weeks since I was out. I have to take it easy for another 3 weeks and I should be in the clear. They actually found 3 hernias, not just the one they went in there to fix. I appear to be no worse for wear, but still a little sore, and definitely not up to 100% but heading in the right direction. Looking forward to getting back into the thick of things!
So for those of you who do not know, I had intestinal surgery back in June due to being riddled with infection via diverticulitis. While they were poking around in there, they noticed I also have an umbilical hernia, meaning my intestines have poked through the muscle layer and are tangled up behind my belly button. Because it took them 7 HOURS to clean up my infected large intestine, remove a piece, and reconnect everything, they did not get to fix the hernia. I had to heal from that surgery, but
Just in case anyone doesn't know. I have developed chronic diverticulitis, which is going to require surgery. It has significantly slowed my roll, and I have lost 60 pounds in the last few months. I am scheduled for surgery in about 10 days, so I may again become scarce for a while. I'll try to stop in when I can. They are going to take a piece of my large intestine out and reconnect the rest. I am hoping this will be the end of it, but it's going to be a slow recovery. I've got to spend some time
[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;34852713]I can see you doing this, and being upset, too, so I say true to this.
Which is my child? :-)
I always wanted to have a girl--and my mother swore she could tell by the way I was carrying that I would have a girl who would weigh 7 lbs. 2 ounces and be bald; also, I would only gain 15 lbs.
I had a boy; I gained over 60 lbs. And he weighted over 9 lbs. He had a lot
[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;34423834]I can't imagine sitting down and making myself watch open heart surgery or some other invasive procedure before having it done, so no, watching any kind of video on an invasive procedure wouldn't stop me from having the procedure if I felt it was necessary or preferable to not having the procedure.
If watching the video, or series of videos, was likely to add more tension to a decision I have already chosen, I would find a way to block it out as I am not