I wasn't going to post this, because it just highlights how stupid I can be, but scary stuff happens ...
My husband's pager went off at 4:30 a.m. today, so off to the shower he went, to begin his day. However, for me, it is still an hour before I have to get up, so I'm laying there, trying to fall back to sleep. His pager goes off - again.
Now I'm awake.
Well, I roll over onto my back and sort of brace myself to begin the day. At that moment, I realize I have an itch, just under my waistband on the right side. I slide my hand down to scratch it ... and feel a lump! Now, if THAT doesn't wake you up, nothing will.
So, now I'm completely concentrating on this lump that wasn't there before. I'm rubbing it, poking it, trying to move it ... does it hurt? No. Is that a good sign or a bad sign? Can it move?
I spent no less than five minutes, messaging this mysterious lump, and trying to figure out when to squeeze in a doctor appointment to have it examined.
I'm still on my back at this point. Then, I begin to wonder how big is this thing. I figure I'll compare it to the left "lumpless" side. I slide my left hand down to the symmetrically similar location ...
And discover IT has a lump too!! What the heck?! So, now I'm rubbing both lumps, contrasting and comparing. Neither hurts, neither moves ... and hey, they are exactly the same size and symmetrically located.
W a i t a m i n u t e ...
Oh, for Pete's sake. They are BONES. I'm laying on my back, and at 4:30 this morning, my hip bones decided to reemerge for the first time in probably 10-12 years. Sheesh! And yes, I felt like a complete idiot. LOL
On the plus side, I've apparently lost enough fat off those areas that, as long as I'm on my back, the bones can actually be felt. Glad to know they are still in there somewhere. LOL
I thought everyone could use a good laugh this morning. I'm an idiot.