Yesterday I went to have the ultrasound done on my abdomen. The technician said I’d get the results back in a week or two. Last night I got a message back with the results — I have a “periumbilical hernia … with loops of bowel”, and I’m supposed to schedule a consultation with the surgeon in the next few weeks.
It wasn’t clear if my PCP would refer me to a surgeon, or if I’m supposed to contact the surgeon who did the Triple A last year, or what I’m supposed to do, so I sent a message to my doctor and should hear back soon.
This is not the news I wanted to hear, but if I need to have a surgical repair I would rather get it over with sooner than later. I am generally healthier now that I was in January, so I don’t think this will be as involved or complicated as last time — it’s just a repair of the muscle that they cut through last time, not a whole re-arranging of all my innards. At least, that would be my understanding of it, so far. I could be quite mistaken, of course.
Oh well… into the day I go. If I’m facing surgery in the coming weeks I have a bunch of stuff to get done before then.