Friday, 9 September 2011

I'm in stitches

Don't worry: I didn't feel the pea. I just couldn't get down anymore!
And it's not a good thing, because I need ibuprofen to get through the day! Last Monday I woke up with a massive stitch in my side. Which was very painful. During the afternoon I took some pills to get rid of the pain. I thought at first I was constipated, but a few trips to the bathroom soon proved I wasn't. Then on Tuesday it was the same thing. So, I took two lots of ibuprofen during the day. Wednesday and Thursday it was more of the same and I started to get quite fed up with it.

My mum was urging to seek medical help, because it wasn't normal of course. So, this morning I made an appointment and saw my gp for the second time in three weeks. He prodded and pushed, felt and listened and I had to pee in a cup. The pee was good, he didn't feel anything, and it didn't hurt when pushing from the outside. He then prescribed some ibuprofen that I know have to take three times a day. And next week I have to go see him again for a check-up.

Life starts at forty they say. I think they mean Life starts to hurt at forty!


  1. I think you just about nailed it -- that life starts to hurt at 40. Yup. Sounds about right.

  2. Persistent stitch is an unusual condition, surely. I hope it goes soon.

  3. Yes, that's quiet true, but I can assure you it only lasts 20 years, after 60 you feel good again. See, there is hope !

  4. Sorry about that. Just wait until your 60!!! I just saw the Gattina said it's better after sixty. We shall see after October 3rd.

  5. Ohmy. I hope you will feel better soon!

  6. From experience I can assure you that, even though life starts hurting at 40, persistent abdominal stitches aren't normal!

  7. I hope by now the pain is gone! Sounds very strange.

  8. Oh my goodness, and you're supposed to be coming here. Oh, poor you. I hope it has stopped, or will stop, or else I hope they figure out what it is. We don't want you going into the hospital for exploratory surgery like Lindy had.
    I think you might be right about 40, though. LOL
    Keep me posted.
    Luv, K


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