Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney is now in the hospital recovering from emergency surgery after being rushed in by ambulance for a double hernia on Monday evening.

At about 10:00 p.m. on Monday, Tamra reached out to her followers on Twitter asking for advice on what to do about a severe bout of pain she began to experience in her abdomen. “[T]hink it’s time to see a doctor?” she asked. “Ulcer maybe?”

She explained to the National Enquirer that fiancé Eddie Judge was at a meeting when the pain set in. “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.”

The pain had been coming and going, she explained, for about a month but this time it was too great to ignore.

“Within 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,” Tamra said. “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.”

While resting after the three-hour emergency surgery, Tamra tweeted, “Thanks for the ‘get well wishes.’ It’s true I am in the hospital recovering from emergency surgery. Very scary 24 hours!”

She updated in the wee hours of this morning, “Thanks for the well wishes. Update: double hernia surgery. Things are a little rough right now. Morphine drip for pain. Road to recovery.”

Tamra’s birthday is Sunday, so we hope she’ll feel better by then and are glad she is okay after such a frightening ordeal.

Source: Twitter, National Enquirer

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