Notice Anything Different?
Is it the hair? Well, I did get it cut, but that’s not it.
Drop a few pounds? Well, yes I did. Thanks for noticing. But it’s not anything I could control. It’s because I couldn’t eat my favourite foods, or much of anything actually.
I spent the last week at home, recovering after having my gallbladder removed. Why do I share this piece of information? I don’t know. First let me say, I had no idea how many people are living without a gallbladder right now. Until you have issues it just doesn’t pop up in everyday conversation.
What started in December as a very scary experience (my first gallbladder attack). I had no idea what was happening to me. Sudden sharp pains across my back, tightening across my chest and a pain right in the middle of my chest. Gone in just under 30 minutes making you wonder if it even happened. Tests were done in January, confirming I indeed had gallstones and the recommendation I should have it removed. A consultation was booked for mid- April.
February the pains became more frequent, to the point of every other day another attack. So Friday night, the 6th of March, I begged for help from the Emergency Room. They kept me, ran tests — (a cat scan was incredibly terrifying to me). By Saturday night I was in the Operating Room. Looking out for McDreamy, because it very much felt like I was lost in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. (smile). Those guys in the OR seem to have a lot of fun working together.
Every single nurse and doctor at Bluewater Health were so incredibly kind to me, taking such good care of me every moment I was there. Thank you so much for your care and kindness.
I’m not good with pain AT ALL. Seriously, I remember waking up crying after the operation and I think it was more emotional than actually physical pain.
I’m still not 100%. Still not eating what I used to eat, but that could be a good thing since I’m already down 6 pounds in a week. (smile). No heavy lifting which gets me out of laundry duty and groceries (smile).
Good to be back though, even if it is just for a couple of days.