Saturday, August 18, 2012


Two days ago I was chillin' at home with my three youngest kids and two of their best friends. I ate lunch, leftover mac & cheese, yummy! Then I started getting a pain in my diaphram area. It hurt and it hurt and it fucking hurt! I tried taking tums and then ibuprofen. I tried standing, sitting, and laying down, nothing helped. I was in tears with the pain. Finally after 2 hours of this incredible torture I told my husband he had to take me to the hospital. We dropped of the friends and booked it to the ER.

First they had to rule out any heart issues. My results were fine for that. Then the doctor finally gave me some super strong pain medications. I love that nurse and doctor! Finally, the pain started to fade. I was sleepy but not in pain and feeling so much better!

So what did I have? I'll give you a hint:

Give up? It's my gall bladder! I have a ton of gall stones and had a gallbladder attack. It really hurts, I can't emphasize this enough. So now I have to go see a gastro/intestinal specialist. Most likely I will have my gallbladder removed. However, this means I have to change my diet. No more deep fried or fatty stuff, it irritates the gallbladder. So I figure this is my body's way of telling me it's time to start eating a little healthier. Just like I quit smoking a year and a half ago when I wound up in the hospital for three days with bronchitis. I just wish my body could let me know to make changes in a less dramatic way...

All I know is I have never felt pain like that before and I hope never to feel it again, ever! I like to think I have a pretty strong pain tolerance, but this brought me to my knees! So anyone who had been there/ done that I'd love to hear your story and any advice!

p.s. I found that cute gallbladder picture here:


  1. Just had my gallbladder removed a week ago. I have had problems for awhile now, but denial was my friend until I just couldn't take it anymore! I am now eating gluten free (read Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis) and keeping my fat intake to around 30%. It's tough but the results are that I feel better than I have in YEARS! Good luck!

  2. Thanks IrishJen! I just saw a surgeon today and am scheduled to get it out next week! i'm a bit nervous but Iam happy I won't risk having that pain again!


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