So I had my first consultation with the surgeon today, and he confirmed that I have a hernia, one that will require surgery. I got to go have my blood work taken, and got a CT scan. For the CT scan I sucked down enough barium to glow in the dark.
Blech. The least they could do with that stuff is make it in chocolate. The vanilla is just... nasty.
By the time I got home all I wanted was some food and a nap, in that order. Oh, and to never taste vanilla again. I have my next appointment on Wednesday, where I'll find out when my surgery will be, so I'll keep you all posted. I've been told my recovery will be roughly six weeks, and I'm not sure how many of those weeks will be computer free. I'm contemplating upgrading my mini laptop to something much more powerful that I can work on while lying down; we'll see.
In the meantime, I'm wishing everyone an early Happy 4th; if you're a member of my newsletter, keep an eye out for it tomorrow. I WILL get it out, and I'll list the details of the upcoming contest for Bear Necessities there first. The details will be listed on my website and here on Friday.