|A little piggy sewn for the school craft stall...|
Well it's been over a month since I have blogged and at the start it was mainly to do with some personal commitments. They have been exciting and challenging and are going to be the start of a new direction for me and for all intensive purposes still will be.
However within all this cryptic talk of new challenges which I will embellish later, I had another challenge a health issue. It started 5 months ago with stomach cramps and every so often I would have them, either a dull ache, or twisting spasms and then a dull ache. They sometimes went on for hours, then disappear only to reappear weeks later, they were investigated and left my GP stumped. However another round of cramps, a visit to Emergency at a local public hospital (5 hour wait but I won't lament on this for the sake of brief story) and a young Doctor sat and listened to my symptoms...Bingo...
Last week I finally got to see my specialist and without hesitation he confirmed what the young Doctor in emergency had suspected, I had a hernia. Yep with the fancy name of "Intermitant Herniated Umbilicus". In the same week I saw the specialist, I was called the following day and booked into surgery on Friday, however Thursday the pains came on and my partner drove me to emergency. All went to plan for Friday and I am home now.
It's been a whirlwind of events and having had to comfront this situation head on. Taking very little time to plan has meant a great disruption to the family and our plans and commitments (many Birthday and Christmas celebrations). However the prognosis is good and the outcome positive and that is what is most important. We are still celebrating Christmas as a family, it may not be organised how I wanted to this year, the tree is still to go up, gifts still to be bought, regardless we will have good company and food and at this stage coming out the otherside after months of discomfort and then a whirlwind diagnosis and resolution, I feel I will have more to celebrate coming into the New Year and and more to give in 2011.