Thursday, December 13, 2012

Visit to the Doc

All day Tuesday, I wanted to cancel my dr appt...I was convinced this was a waste of time and I would have to skip the barn (never mind that Riva was over due for a day/night off).

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!


SprinklerBandit said...

Riva looks great! Take care of yourself. :)

AmberRose- Girl With a Dream said...

love the pictures, glad u went to the doctors and hopefully it is nothing,keep us all up to date

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Girl - you actually busted a gut! (Sorry, surgery isn't funny at all but I couldn't resist.)

You and Riva look good, and that's the important thing! ;D

Karley said...

Aye girl you better listen to the hubby and follow up with the dr!

Hope you have a great rest of your week!

Malin said...

Oh My. At least take it a little easy will ya? Its the Holidays - do not ruin them for your family by ending up in the ER!!!

Hillary said...

Glad that you went to the DR! I am trying County Dressage saddles tomorrow! Squuee! I won't be buying a new one at the moment but I am certainly interested... NEED :)

Be careful and don't hurt yourself anymore :)

S. Lauren said...

I'm glad you went to the apt! You're going to be ok and I'm glad that you are getting it taken cared of. I've seen people who've had them for years and just ignored them and they enlarged over time. The surgery should fix it and be okie dokie. Great husband you have!

Boss Mare Eventing said...

You poor thing....get better soon!

Adventures of the Super Ponies said...

Oh no!! I hope you don't need surgery. You are still riding so lovely. Can't wait to hear that you are all better and don't need additional treatment.

Achieve1dream said...

Definitely let them fix that hernia!! They get worse and a LOT more painful over time (talking years here not months). You're better off getting it taken care of now. I hope they get you in quickly and I'm glad it's not so painful. Please don't lift anything heavy!!

I love that picture!! You two look so awesome!