Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pain, pain, pain

Gotta love that!  You can tell who the boss is in that cage!  Anyhow I am very uncomfortable this morning and that doesn't bode well for the rest of the day.  It could just be the way I'm sitting in this hard-ass kitchen chair.  I need a regular computer chair.  Maybe I'll see if my work is throwing any out.  They change office equipment like its underwear. 

A fellow journaler asked me about my hernia.  This is the hopefully easy to understand explanation of my type of hernia. 

I have either an inguinal or femoral hernia.  They develop in the groin area.  My last two hernias were on the left side.  My first was an inguinal and my second a femoral.  The pain feels like menstrual cramps to stabbing pains that radiate down my leg.  They are repaired under local and general anesthisia where I am given something by IV which knocks me out.  The incision is around 3-4 inches long and they repair the muscle tear with a mesh.  It is considered a day surgery and they send you home shortly after.  I do not do well after these surgeries.  I vomit and have intense pain which is barely relieved by the medication they give me.  Recovery time is about 6 weeks for someone in my line of work.  Probably less for someone who has a desk job.  Up and moving around after a couple days and can drive.  It hurts.  They told me "mild discomfort", but my ceserians were easier than these!  Probably because I was in the hospital hooked up to the magic button machine!  So I am a little cranky today and no I don't have a PMS.  LOL

There was a big storm that rolled through Saratoga yesterday with so much rain and hail that the streets flooded and part of the dirt track at the racecourse had washed out.  They actually closed the track for the rest of the day.  They did hand out vouchers for patrons to come another day, but I think they probably would of prefered to wait the hour it took for the track to be fixed and watch the races they came to see. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend!   Linda


madcobug said...

I pray that your pain eases off Linda and that your weekend will be good. I hope they can get you up fixed up soon and you can get past this without a lot of pain. Hugs, Helen

nightmaremom said...

hope you're feeling a bit better now

gen0507 said...

I'm so sorry that you're having such a rough time.  I'll be praying for you.  


jeanno43 said...

I have had two ingiunal hernias so I know what it is like!  Do try and get a comfortable chair.  Have as good a weekend as you can.

plieck30 said...

Oh boy that female has got that lion where she wants him. So sorry you're in pain, no fun at all. Feel better soon. paula

jdkline1 said...

L, My prayers are with.  I'm not sure I got comfortable chair, but if I do, you're welcome to it. YBIC J

chat2missie said...

THe hernia sounds painful!  Keeping you in my prayers.

sunnybethe said...

I'm so sorry you aren't feeling good.  I'm sure the surgeon can take care of both problems at the same time.  hugs,  Bethe

bhbner2him said...

I just love that picture!!!  LOL  But I hate you feel so awful.  You are in my prayers.  =  Barbara

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