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An answer- thank goodness!!
Old 10-24-2016, 07:50 AM
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I have a hernia. Simple. Straightforward solution. Nothing that should have taken this long to diagnose, but apparently it's common. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/he...rody.html?_r=0

Back in March, I pulled a muscle in my abs/pelvic area kickboxing. That's probably what started this. Either by that actually causing the tear in the muscle or by weakening it. Chronic cough from asthma is also a risk factor.

Click, click, click. It all makes sense.

Now, if only they would decide to just do the surgery now and get it over with so I can get off the pain meds and get back to work asap...


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Old 10-24-2016, 08:18 AM
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I'm so glad they figured it out. Feel better soon.
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:25 AM
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Wow! So glad they finally figured it out. Thanks for posting the article. Very interesting. Good information to know. Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:48 AM
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Glad that you not only got an answer, it's an answer that can be dealt with quickly! Wishing you a speedy and uneventful recovery after surgery (which hopefully will be soon!)
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Good to hear
Old 10-24-2016, 09:14 AM
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Happy you got answers and it's not something terribly serious.

Fingers crossed you get it taken care of sooner rather than later!


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Old 10-24-2016, 09:26 AM
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Glad it's something that can easily be fixed and be gone, but I'm surprised it took so much nonsense to get a diagnosis!

Hope you have surgery and are on the mend real soon!
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I know!
Old 10-24-2016, 10:45 AM
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It was quite the process to get to this point. When I think about how many doctors were involved in my care in the last 10 days, all of whom missed the hernia, it's crazy!

Tying to get an updated plan of care from my primary here in the hospital. I want to call and try and schedule with the surgeon in the next couple of days if I'll be headed home tomorrow. At this point, I think that the best schedule would be surgery later this week, take next week off work to recover and return the week after that (depending on recovery). Unless the hernia reduces itself (and it may, but I'll still need surgery to close the hole) I will be in pain until the surgery and on pain meds.
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:13 AM
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I'm glad you finally have an answer and a plan of action! Hope you are feeling better soon!
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:40 AM
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I am so glad you have a diagnosis and it can easily be treated! I hear ya about getting on with it. I hate putting my life on hold for things like that. But....soon it will be done and you can forge ahead!

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Old 10-24-2016, 12:17 PM
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Thank goodness you finally have an answer! I can't believe it took this long! Here's hoping you can get everything taken care of soon.


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Old 10-24-2016, 01:17 PM
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wow!
I am so glad you have an answer.
Even better --- it is an answer with a solution.

I must say, hernia was not on my radar screen when I read your posts. But I am not a doctor.

Please allow yourself time to recover from your hernia surgery.
I know you want to be back at work but you can't hurry surgery recovery time.

You must feel 100 times better just having an answer.
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So glad you have an answer
Old 10-24-2016, 03:23 PM
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And it's a not a major illness or worse. I hope you are repared and feeling better soon.
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:26 PM
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I had a strangulated umbilical hernia. It started with giving birth and doing an insane amount of crunches afterward. I feel your pain. It was horrible.
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One more night
Old 10-24-2016, 04:54 PM
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My hospitalist is keeping me another night, since I'm still needing IV morphine to sleep. If I can get through the night and stay relatively comfortable without it, I'll be released tomorrow. I want to get in with surgeon asap, so I'll start making those calls as soon as I see the hospitalist in the morning (assuming I get discharged). I'll have the care manager help me push to get an appointment if I'm not successful on my own, since I want to have that scheduled before I actually leave. That way, I'll have a doctor to call if the pain becomes more severe (it's sad that that's how I "think ahead" right now).
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:08 PM
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Wow, that's such a "simple" thing- I can't believe it didn't occur to anyone! I'm so glad there is a solution. I hope you are feeling better sooner rather than later!
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:35 PM
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So happy they found the cause of your pain and that it is something they can take care of easily. Take care and praying you feel better soon!
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Wow!
Old 10-24-2016, 06:11 PM
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Sooooo glad you have a diagnosis and a plan. Sometimes it takes so dang long to get answers.
Here's to a pain free life!
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