Do abdominal organs "float" when you are in water?
This is going to be a bit weird, but bear with me...
We have had an in-ground pool for many years. Long ago I noted an odd effect: After I had been in the pool for a while, and then went up the steps to get out, as soon as my abdomen came up out of the water, it felt like my abdominal organs must have been floating, and suddenly sank! - There was a sudden internal feeling of heaviness, and I learned to stand there for a moment until I got accustomed to it. A few minutes later, I wouldn't even think about it. It was that way all the time, wondered why. Seemed like no ill effect later, just an odd feeling that passed on the steps. Always repeatable.
After the end of pool season a few years ago, I had an unexpected emergency gall bladder removal. Went from no symptoms to big trouble in hours. A bit after that, I had an inguinal hernia repair. The hernia/possible hernia problem was noted about a month prior to the emergency gall bladder removal. Months of recovery. When pool season came around again, I was in good shape. The first time I came out of the pool... I just walked out! The weird "settling of organs" feeling was gone! It's been a few years now, and that feeling is but a memory. What happened?
Which made me wonder... when one is submerged in water, do abdominal organs "float"? That seems unlikely, doesn't it?
Could it be a change of abdominal wall shape when submerged versus out of water that allows organs to sit differently? I really don't know how to view it. Something has changed.
I should point out that excessive rotundness is not an issue here, as I am one of the natural thins who can eat just about anything (that agrees with me and doesn't make me sick) without gaining weight. I do not have a gut on me, and using persistence forecasting, if I don't have one now in my 60s, I probably never will.
-- Telly, the D-I-Y guy --
Two fools dancing on the hands of time