I only went to the appt because my loving husband insisted I get the bulge in my abdomen checked. It was noticably smaller than when it appeared on Saturday morning - not nearly as painful to the touch.
Doc comes in and we go over my abnormality - me telling him I think this is nothing and it is going away on its own. He still makes me get up on the table to take a look. Right away tells me it is a hernia and he is referring me to a surgeon.
Conversation goes something like this:
Me: 'No, really, this is nothing and it is going away on its own!'
Doc: 'No, it will not go away on its own.'
Me: 'But it is getting smaller and doesn't hurt anymore (ok, lying just a little).'
Doc: 'I am scheduling you an appt for a consult with a surgeon. In the meantime, no flinging 50 lbs bales of hay around.'
Me: in thoughts only - I don't do that anyway!!! At least, I never fling them.
Dr. office called yesterday and my consult appt with the surgeon is not until January 9th! Guess doc is not too worried about me. In the meantime, back to my usual life!
Thank you all for your comments! Waiting eagerly for Emme's of ipickcrazy blog post about her homemade girthing tool. And I did get that sucker to where my County rep wants it last night on my own, thank you for much :)
For those of you interested...the rogue cow is still on the loose. Maybe tonight, Riva and I will round it up since temps are supposed to get in the upper 40's. That is good enough for me to get an outside ride in!
Pic from last lesson with JC - next lesson is Dec. 22nd (yeah!)
And if we had that arena where I board - I would be HAPPY to ride inside!