Freakish pregnancy complication #1: I had hernia surgery!
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|Mon, 05-30-2011 - 11:44am|
So on Wednesday the 25th, I had my last day of work (I'm a teacher) and noticed pain in my belly button. I happened to look at it in the mirror and it looked bruised. Now THAT seemed odd, so I called the dr. The nurse said the dr thought it was just a broken blood vessell and to try ice. SO WRONG. No change by Friday so I called again, and they let me come in. I have had a hernia before (not there) and googled it some, so I knew what it could be. The dr immediately sent me to a surgeon. I cried so hard, thinking that this would be the end of my pregnancy if I had to have surgery and anesthesia. The surgeon saw me at 1 and said the dr should really have sent me straight to the ER because this was an encarcerated umbilical hernia that required urgent surgery. (insert more bawling my head off here) I had to leave his office and go directly to admitting in the hospital. I called my sister to watch out for my teenagers and called my husband to pack me a bag so I could stay overnight. More crying at admitting. Ugh.
Technically, I was only out for 15 min, but you know I'm still horrified that the babies brains are fried or something. With the holiday weekend, my surgeon didn't see me the next day, but sent his partner, who sent another guy, w ho knew nothing about me. My four OBGYN partners were all out of the office and sent a sub who also didn't know I was having twins. What a mess. They did listen to the heartbeats before and after surgery but I'm not reassured. I'm supposed to call the surgeon for a check up this week. Just really depressed :(