Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dying A Slow Death

I assume I'm having gall bladder issues. It started a year or so ago and I would have this bizarre pain that would double me over after eating certain foods. It only happened two or three times in the course of a year. When it doesn't hurt I don't even think about it.

My age, having 5 kids, my weight gain then loss, then gain, then loss, then gain, then..wait for it...loss all put me at high risk.

This morning I was enjoying Kim and Chase's shower and a piece of cake when the pain started to creep in. As soon as it begins I recognize it and start getting anxious in fear of what's coming. This morning's attack lasted about three hours and then came back after eating a chicken breast for dinner. I bloat up and get a piercing pain in my upper belly and it radiates through to my shoulder blades.

Crying I begged Jared to force me to call the doctor first thing Monday morning. I don't want to get past the attack and just put it off only to have it happen again.

It went from a few times a year to a few times a month and this is my first time of having two in one day.

Calgon take me away!

1 comment:

Cindy Coker said...

I went through the same thing after I had Nathan. It got so bad I almost passed out in the bathroom. Don't wait! Make sure you call Monday. It's a relatively easy surgery, but so worth it. Good luck!