What Is An Umbilical Hernia?

Well, the first clue is Umbilical, belly button. Hernia – A hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue called fascia. The most common types of hernia are inguinal (inner groin), incisional (resulting from an incision), femoral(outer groin), umbilical (belly button), and hiatal (upper stomach). [web MD] An umbilical hernia occurs when part of your intestine bulges through the opening in your abdominal muscles near your bellybutton (navel). Umbilical hernias are common and typically harmless. Umbilical hernias are most common in infants, but they can affect adults as well. [mayo clinic]

If you recall, last post in my adventures of #lifeaftercancer, I was all sorts of excited and shit over my upcoming DIEPflap surgery.

Well….the plastic surgeon is adamant he wants my hernia repaired before he will Frankenstein my stomach boobs. Imagine my disappointment, another fucking hurdle. Goddammit.

So now, I’m awaiting a date of my hernia surgery. That should take 6-8 weeks to heal. Plastic surgeon said he will perform the DIEPflap upon my recovery. Another plan made. Looking forward to the future I am.

Upon the hernia surgery, the plastic surgeon will take these ice packs outta my chest! Fuck yeah. But…I will be horribly misshapen and flat during my recovery, something I’m petrified as shit about that development. However, the implants will be out!! Fucking finally. Hopefully my musculoskeletal pain will subside. I’m looking forward most to that.

Stay tuned folks….