When I was at the clinic for depression, we discovered a few other things that were wrong with me. You know, the usual, hernias and lesions on my brain. Gah! It was scary trying to deal with all the emotional stuff and these new physical things but I think I managed to keep myself sane. A few people helped along the way. I could never have done it alone. (Thanks Blahpolar and fam). I was diagnosed having an umbilical hernia observed while doing a sit up in the gym. It put me off exercising- that’s how embarrassing and awfully uncomfortable it was.
Source: An umbilical hernia in adults usually occurs when too much pressure is put on a weak section of the stomach muscles, due to factors including:
- being overweight
- frequent pregnancies
- multiple gestation pregnancies (having twins, triplets, etc.)
- fluid in the abdominal cavity
- stomach surgery
- having a persistent, heavy cough
I tick a few of those boxes, lol, especially the frequent pregnancies bit.
Anyway, I’m off to surgery to have it fixed. I’ll have more on the brain lesions when I get a chance.
Life is a precious thing.