Posted by: isshino | August 26, 2008

I’m Alive!! Well, sorta…

I know it’s been a long time since I write, but I have my reasons!! I started having pain around my belly button a few weeks ago, and after checking myself I found that I had a bulge there. At first I decided to take a break from training to see if maybe it would just go away, but it didn’t.

I ended up going to the doctor yesterday (I postponed it as much as I could, I hate going there!), and he confirmed my fears, I have an umbilical hernia. The doc decided to Infiltrate it (which by the way, HURTS LIKE HELL!!) to try to avoid removing it with surgery. It seems that it’s a small hernia, but it’s strangulating some fat tissues around my navel that have a lot of nerves on them (or something like that, my ‘medical’ english is not that good :p ) and that is what was causing so much pain. So by infiltrating the hernia it should stop estrangulating these fat tissues and stop causing me so much pain, avoiging surgery.

But not everything is bad, if this works,  I should be able to start training again in 48 hours, and the doctor even encouraged me to run the Human Race this Sunday, to test myself for pain and check if the infiltration worked. I probably won’t do as good as I wanted because I haven’t trained for some time, but I’m sure that I’ll finish, and the idea of running again is… well I can’t wait!!!

The doc also told me that I was the 3rd patient that he has seen that has such a low heart rate frequency without being medicated. He said that the other 2 were a professional swimmer and a spinning instructor, and that I have the cardiovascular system of an athlete!! not bad for someone that smoked for 11 years and lost 40 pounds over the last year… but maybe that’s where I got the hernia from, too much too soon??

Well, now it’s time for me to catch up on everyone’s blog, 94 posts according to google reader (now I have something to do on my last 48 hours of recovery, although it probably will take me a bit more than that). I didn’t want to read anyone’s blog while I was feeling injured… It felt like when you are a little kid and you go to the candy store but your parents wont buy you anything!!! But now it’s time to catch up so that I’m all psyched and hyper by the time I can start training again.


  1. Um, Alien, you are already sounding hyper!!!! Ha ha ha – I am glad you went to the doctor and found out what was wrong. Just don’t try to push it too much this weekend (sorry for sounding like an overprotective big sister, you remind me of my little brother sometimes.) Congrats on the low heart rate – that’s awesome!

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