Now, I've never had a baby, but what I was feeling is pretty much what I imagine contractions are like, and it sucks. A lot.
I walked into her tiny home and told her my symptoms, then she had me lie down on her bed and started poking around my lower belly area.
Apparently, my womb dropped.
I didn't even know that was possible... but, yeah, that's what she said.
I asked how that happens and she told me it can be from lifting something too heavy while you're having your period (sorry, male readers. Deal with it)
I'm thinking lifting cases of beer at work last week were what did it to me, then.
Anyway, she rubbed my back and my sides for a bit - taking time out to stir whatever she was cooking in the corner
Then she really started digging into my belly and, well, lifted my womb back up and tied some fabric around me to try to keep it in place.
I was instructed to come back in a few hours and just lay down all night... so I went to work and, luckily, was able to get my awesome co-worker to cover for me.
When I finally reached, I rested for a while and then went back over to Anty Maly's for a second "womb lift," and have been laying in bed for the past 18 hours or so.
I guess I feel a little better. My pain has moved from my lower abs to right around my belly button, and it comes and goes instead of hurting for a straight ten minutes like it had been.
****Update, 31 May
Feeling 100% better, worked a busy night last night (Chicksn Drop at Wahoo's) and, have been told that the medical term for my condition is called a " prolapsed uterus."
Oh, and my visit with Anty Maly only cost me $5bz.
How much would a doctor in the States charge me if I went in about some stomach pains???