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Down, But Not Out

Monday, May 21, 2012

It seems I have run into a slight hurdle. I ended up in the hospital this weekend. I did not even know I was sick. My husband and I went to visit our family this weekend in Eastern Oklahoma for my niece's graduation. We ate at taco mayo afterward. Now, I don't normally eat fatty foods, but this time I ate a chicken queso bowl with beans, rice, and cheese. I had saved some extra calories for this occasion because I knew we would eat out and I wanted to allow myself some leeway. That night, I ended up having extreme chest pains and vomiting all night long. I thought maybe it was heart burn, or worse, food poisoning. I went back to bed feeling a little better. When I got up several hours later for breakfast, I was still in a little pain, but not as bad as I was earlier. My mom fixed us bacon and scrambled eggs for breakfast. Afterward, the chest pains hit again and I decided to go to the emergency room. I had no idea that I would end up spending the entire weekend in a hospital bed hooked up to a heart monitor, IV, and oxygen. I went through a battery of tests and the doctors concluded that I have gall bladder disease. Now I have to have it removed. This sort of puts a little obstacle in my path and I am worried about losing muscle and stamina while I am down. I worked so hard to get to where I am and I do not want to go backward. I will find out Wednesday when I will be needing surgery. Hopefully I will not be down for too long. Even if I am, I will get right back up and start again. The good thing is I will not be able to cheat on food. I can't tolerate anything unhealthy or full of fat and I can't stand to overeat either. So, I won't put on weight. I just won't be able to do as much running and weight training as I normally do. I guess it will be walking for a week or two.
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    WOW! I am glad you are ok! My friend had the same type of thing happen to her. It was sudden and fast. She had hers removed and she is doing great. Has to watch her foods though. Good luck! I am sure you will be A-OK!!
    3077 days ago
    I'll be praying for you to have a safe surgery. Hope you get to feeling better real soon.
    3077 days ago
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