In one week I will no longer have a gallbladder. When I imagine it; I see myself on the couch- still partially cut open- in agonizing pain. People waiting on me hand and foot because it hurts too much to move, even breathing too hard puts me into a screaming fit.
From talking to people I know it’ll be more like; me watching TV in the lazy boy, alone in a house, filled with food that I won’t really want to eat. Occasionally taking some Tylenol for pain.
It seems like having a gallbladder removed is such a common surgery now, it’s like in elementary school kids take turns having their tonsils removed. Every week someone is missing. I would say 1 out of every 3 people (serious math) I’ve spoken with have had this surgery, out of that number most have said it’s easy and everything goes well, etc. etc. The problem that I’m having is with the few (you know who you are) who have told me how awful of a procedure it is, that the recovery was long and painful, and that they had everything under the moon go wrong for them.
First of all: Pat can only get one day off of work; so right there my time for pain is very limited. It needs to be an in and out procedure just for the logistics of getting home and settled. Secondly: There is a meeting for work two days after that I would really like to go to- call me crazy.
I have approximately 5 weeks left of no running, which means I am solely relying on me food intake to help me drop weight. I’m making sure I get 5 servings or fruits and veggies a day and am thinking about everything that goes into my mouth, instead of mindlessly eating, without knowing the consequences. I will be talking to my doctor to see when I can start other activity because I’m starting to feel like a blob over here.
So, how many people do you know that have had their gallbladder out, and has it been good or bad?
What’s new in your life?