I plan on starting two projects this weekend, to catch up a bit.
This first one is something I really need to fix. Literally.
My belly muscles were stretched so much during pregnancy with the triplets that during the last 2 months of the gestation (which were months 6 and 7), my muscles started to tear. I remember asking the doc about it at one of the weekly visits, that my belly, in a stripe down the center, started to seriously burn. And it got all prickly, so not comfortable. And he said, in a very calm and matter-of-fact voice, that it was my stomach muscle wall splitting in two from the over-expansion of babies.
And I still had two months to go! So, as you can imagine, I probably did a bunch more damage as the kids grew. After birth, I waited for the muscles to repair themselves, a notoriously slow process, but almost 2 years later, I still feel like all my insides are sore.
Asking about it this week at a doctor's appt, my awesome doc told me that only a minor gap can heal itself, and if it was stretched too much, it might require surgery. Oh, and he also told me that I possibly have a hernia too. WTF?
I want to be able to do a sit-up again! I want not to wince if the kids wrestle with me and they land on my tummy! I want this fixed!
So, I am scheduled this month to get a CT Scan of my abdomen to determine the extent of the damage. Project started! Hopefully we can determine if surgery is necessary or if I can do some mondo physical therapy to cure my soreness and gaps in stomach wall muscles. That just sounds so wrong.
Maybe soon, I can attempt 30 Day Shred. Wait, why do I want this?? ;)
And maybe I will look like this after those 30 days. Riiiiiiight. So not fair.