Friday, January 15, 2010


Ouch!  That has been my first thought every morning since I had my gallbladder removed Monday.  That is what goes through my head every time I try to get up or sit back down.  All in all, it hasn't been too painful.  I have a total of four little incisions, one just above my belly button, two on my right side near my ribs, and one in my upper abdomen.  The incision in my upper abdomen is the only one that has really been bothering me.  I keep swelling around this incision and it is extremely tender.  Yesterday I felt nauseous all day and it got really bad last night and I started gagging.  OUCH!!!  I think I tore back open any healing that incision had managed.

I have to say that this experience has made me realize how much I take for granted being able to get around on my own every day.  I didn't realize how blessed I was just for the simple act of getting out of bed in the morning to go to the bathroom.  I know this wasn't major surgery or anything, but it has made me realize how important my health is.  As I get older I want to be able to continue getting around by myself and taking care of myself.  I want to be able to do things, like bowl or run around with my kids.  I am so incredibly bored after a week of not being able to do anything but watch TV and read.  I thought this would be a nice relaxing week and I'd finally catch up on some reading, and in a way it has been nice, but I'm over it.

I was watching the news with my hubby last night.  I haven't watched the news for a while.  I know, I'm bad.  I should be more concerned about what is going on in the world.  Last night was a reminder of why I stopped watching the news.  I'm going to need to get a prescription for Prozac if I keep watching it.  Seriously, that stuff is depressing!

Well, just wanted to post a quick update.  I haven't been watching my diet this week.  With hubby in charge of the cooking, that hasn't really been possible.  I've had a lot of jello and soup.  Hubby brought home Chinese last night.  I've been bad, plus my tummy is still a little swollen from the surgery.  I know tomorrow's weigh-in is not going to be good.  I'm just going to focus on healing and then I will finally be able to get to the gym.  I figure we all have our setbacks.  Don't worry, I'm not going to let this stop me though.  I am going to recover from this surgery and then I am going to buckle down.  I won't let my faithful readers down, all five of them!

I am going to go lie down now.  I am feeling a bit loopy!  The doctor gave me some good drugs!