A Hemorrhoid at 17?
There are a lot of things on the mind of a 17 year old, but worrying about a hemorrhoid is not one of those things. That only happens to old people. Little did I know! At the age of 17, of all times the day before graduation, I had a hemorrhoid. I was devastated, in pain and crying on my mom’s shoulders wondering how it could happen to me.
Luckily she told me she knew exactly how to treat a hemorrhoid and would have me better with a snap. I trusted mom but was still in shock and dismay. Mom knew what she was talking about. She immediately put me in the bathtub with just enough water to cover my bottom. It was relief that took a few of my tears away. I still could feel it, however, and needed more and needed it fast. Upon getting out of the tub (she later told me this was known as a sitz bath) she has a tube of Preparation H in hand and explained to me how to use it. Hey, I was worried about graduating, college and boys…who has time to know everything?
The Preparation H was amazing. I could feel the hemorrhoid actually shrinking a few hours after I used it. Although I could still feel the lump sticking from my bottom I was also comforted from the itching after applying the Preparation H.
The day of graduation was not as bad as I thought the day before. I was still in a little bit of discomfort but was able to go on stage and accept my diploma with a smile on my face. It took about 3 full days for the hemorrhoid to shrink to normal size, but from what I hear I am pretty lucky that it went away so quick. I owe that to mom and her knowing just what to do so fast for her baby.
I’m in college now and haven’t had a hemorrhoid since this time. I pray that I never do again, but if I do, mom will be the first person that I call! It was a terrible, terrible experience, especially being so young.
Now that I’ve shared my story, don’t tell a soul. I would simply die if any of my friends knew this had happened to me. I’m too cool to have a hemorrhoid or to even be discussing Preparation H!