Okay so it wasn’t a medical emergency – but I though it was.
This post is personal and if you don’t want to hear about anything gross, I suggest you leave this page now LOL (:
Have you ever had a hemorrhoid? I have never had one before. Ever. Until this weekend.
I woke up Monday morning and there was blood – yes blood when I went potty. I freaked out a little, but with all the stress I’ve been under I just pushed it off. Throughout the day I had this happen. Each time I went, there it was. Each time I had a little heart attack. Freaking out inside.
I decided at bedtime if it was still bad I would go to the drs.
I decided after going to the bathroom that I should go ahead and Google. If they don’t say to worry, then I’m staying home.
Oh I worried. I worried even more reading all the awful things.
So I got in the Blazer and called my mom. She wanted to go with me – I’m glad. I was scared lol.
We get to the ER and I tell her I have to go potty and I asked her if she needed a sample. She hands me a tiny cup. I looked at it and asked her numerous times if she was sure I could use that to “GO” in. She insisted.
Needless to say, she didn’t get what I said. So when I brought this tiny cup up with…#2 in it – she looked like she was mortified. I don’t blame her – I would have been too.
So we sit and wait for 3 hours to be seen by a dr – yeah 3 whole hours. My butt is bleeding and it hurts and they want me to sit.
We finally get called back (after sitting and worrying about what it gonna happen). Then we wait another 30 mins before the dr comes in. Yeah, I could have died in that amount of time – good thing I didn’t.
Anyways, I had to deal with someone looking at my butt! Can you imagine the embarrassment I went through!
I mean seriously, I’m already freaking out about what’s going on – and now I have some lady poking at my dairy air!
Anyways, she said I have a ruptured one (well she said something else, but in Barney terms it’s ruptured) and another one.
The ruptured one explains the blood when I go potty.
Needless to say, I went home with a package of Tucks, some laxatives (seriously? it already hurts to go), some tingly cream and a new found respect for ALL doctors and nurses.
I realize now why it took so long to be seen – I would put me off too. Who wants to go snooping around in someone’s back side?
As glad as I am with the outcome – nothing that involved fingers or scopes – I am still sad.
My nice little medicine cabinet is now tainted by adult gross stuff. I mean seriously, it’s gross.
Well, I guess that’s it. Even after giving birth I have realized – I do still have a little shame.
I hope y’all aren’t too grossed out about this – maybe someone will have something scary happen like this and see this and not freak out any more (:
Have you ever had a hemorrhoid? What did you do to make it go away?