A couple weeks ago I started having a slight 'stitch' in my left side. It really felt like that little catch you get when you go for a run ...know what I mean?
I kept saying "Please, don't let it be the band, I can't lose this band". Well, I'm pretty convinced it's not the band. The cramp has turned into a pain, an occasional stabbing. It feels like there's a shard of glass stuck in there and if I bend a certain way, I get poked. If I had had open surgery I'd swear the doc left his blade in there!
It's not my appendix, it's on the wrong side for that.
Hubby and I were pretty sure I pulled or tore something, like an ab muscle, while doing my crazy exercise classes. However, I've taken yesterday and today off from exercise, and there's no change in how I feel. As I sit here typing this, there's no discomfort at all. But if I bend over to pull a weed or put any pressure on the area, ouch!
So, I've decided to go to my surgeon next week. He's in the office near my house on Wednesday so I'm hoping to get in then. I guess I could go to my general doc but he'd probably send me to the surgeon anyway. I feel my surgeon knows me better, and is more likely to listen carefully and get to the bottom of this (ie., not saying take Advil and come back in 2 weeks if it's not better).
So, what could it be? Here's the list I have running around in my head...
~ An adhesion from the surgery?
~ Incisional hernia? (I don't feel a protrusion)
~ Intestinal problem/blockage/inflammation?
~ Female problems?
Any thoughts? Anyone have this happen?
I'd love to hear your thoughts.