Real Housewives of Orange County Star Tamra Barney had to call 911 after doubling over from pain from a severe hernia that affected her bowels. “I thought I was going to die,” Tamra told the ENQUIRER in an Orange County hospital.
“For the past month or so, I thought what I had was maybe an ulcer, every once in a while I would get these excruciating pains but they would go away, on Monday night they didn’t. It was around 7pm Monday [August 27] Eddie was gone to a meeting and I was home alone sitting on the couch drinking a cup of coffee when a sharp pain hit me like a ton of bricks; at first I thought it would go away, but it didn’t.” Tamra was so concerned she sent out a tweet to her 350k + followers, “S**t here we go again, think its time to see a doctor? Severe pain in upper stomach after drinking coffee. Ulcer maybe?”
Tamra explained more to the ENQUIRER, “Within in minutes I was doubled over, it was the worst pain I’ve ever suffered in my life, it was 100 times more painful than childbirth. I could barely talk when I called 911… an ambulance came within minutes and rushed me to the hospital. At the hospital doctors first thought I had a perforated ulcer, but what they found after conducting some tests, was much more complex, a hernia the size of a dollar in my abdomen wall that my bowels were entering through.” Her emergency surgery started at 2AM and lasted three hours.
Tamra says she is still worried about the prognosis, but is glad to know what has been causing her pain for the last month. She hopes to be released from the hospital by her birthday, which is Sunday. Doctors said she was lucky they caught it when they did, she could have lost half her bowel.
We will keep you updated.
Photo Credit: Tamra’s Twitter