So far, my year has been a PITA (pain in the ass). Literally.
Warning… everything beyond this will fall into the category of “too much information” if you don’t like reading about body parts and stuff that comes out of the body… stop reading right now. You have been warned.
So anyway, I woke up Monday — which would have been New Year’s Eve with a new pain. One I’ve never had before — a huge pain in my backside. Like every time I move, it hurts. Sitting hurts like nothing else. Standing doesn’t hurt as much, but it still hurts. Walking isn’t very painful, but one cannot spend the day walking. Okay, I suppose one *can* but I cannot. Now, being overweight and having IBS-C, means I’ve dealt with anal fissures before. Like for as long as I can remember, I’ve had those, and I’m used to them. And let me tell you something, dear reader, anal fissures aren’t something to sneeze at. They hurt like hell. But no, dear reader, this is different. This is new. I haven’t been to a doctor so I can’t tell you for certain if this pain is hemorrhoids or what. All I know is, it hurts! And since the pain is in my rump, it’s really difficult to ignore. It feels like I’m sitting on a pointy rock all of the time, and I can’t *not* sit on that rock. The weird thing is, unlike the fissures, it doesn’t hurt to move my bowels. I mean with the fissures it feels like I’m passing glass through my anus, but this just…. really… really… hurts.
Should I go to the doctor? I dunno. I’m gonna wait a few more days to see if it clears up on its own. If it’s not better by Monday, I’ll call my doctor as ask if I need to make an appointment to come in. I hate going to the doctor for trivial things. It’s not as bad today as it was on Monday — though it is bleeding a bit more — so we’ll see. I’ve made an impromptu cushion out of a big fluffy blanket and that’s helped with sitting. It still hurts to sit, but not as badly. However, I can’t stand up for very long because it makes me dizzy. I don’t think that has anything to do with the pain in my ass, it’s just something that’s been going on the past few days. The thing with this PITA is that It’s just that this is one more pain to deal with on top of all of the other things I normally deal with. I hope it’s not a permanent one. >_< The last thing I need is another chronic condition. You know? Whine whine whine. I’ll take some gouda to go with my whine, thank you.
On the bright side, I’ve lost a few pounds. Yay! Hey, silver lining. I haven’t lost a lot of weight, but I’ve lost some, which means I can totally actually reach my backside now. I couldn’t last year — told y’all this would be TMI. There are upsides to losing weight that have nothing to do with vanity, and being able to reach one’s backside is certainly one of them. ^_^ Baby steps, y’all. Baby steps. After going a while of not being able to clean myself as thoroughly as I like (helpers like this are useful, but they just don’t cut it), and now I can… well, it’s a good feeling. And now that I’ve certainly grossed y’all out, I’ll take my leave. It’s difficult to concentrate when one is sitting on a pointy rock. Or at least that what it feels like.