Friday, December 27, 2013

Another Perfect Storm...

It didn't start with my gallbladder. But whenever I have a major stomach issue, that's where it ends up concentrating :p

Yesterday I started with a stomachache that kept getting worse. I thought it might be my gallbladder acting up. I laid down on the bed and pressed on it, lightly at first, then with a bit more pressure. Nothing! Not even a twinge of soreness! But by last night, the pain had migrated there :(

So... I'm on day 1 of a 2-day flush. When the pain moved to my gallbladder, I made a trip to the grocery store to get what I needed for all of us for the next couple days - easy food for the guys, canned veggies, unfiltered apple juice, and olive oil for me. Doing a flush is the only time I actually prefer canned veggies.

I ate a big, late lunch yesterday. Nothing last night except a little diluted apple juice. So far today (4:45pm) I've had a can of green beans and about 40 oz of apple juice. I ended up getting Simply Apple's apple juice this time. It doesn't taste overly sweet to me so I'm very happy about that!

Things have been NONSTOP for 2 1/2 months now! Lots of busyness, lots of emotional stuff (both good and bad), not enough and not good quality sleep, plus some other things that combined into the perfect storm in my body. And under those conditions, I end up with a "small" gallbladder attack :p

Even a "small" attack is painful, but not nearly as bad as they used to be! It's been 14 months since my last one. The last one wasn't too bad either. I say that relatively speaking... I've had attacks in the past that 1000mg of Lortab didn't touch!

I was technically due for a flush anyway, just was hoping to wait till after the holidays to do it :( But it waited till after Christmas, and I should be fully recovered by New Year's :)

I'm feeling okay all things considered. A bit hungry and weak. The boys have been playing well most of the day. I've been parked on the couch with my laptop. The boys have been up on the couch with me off and on. I've read them some books. Talked to them. Etc.

I have stuff I've been meaning to blog on here about. Maybe between today and tomorrow while I'm pretty much stuck here...

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