Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Goodnight Moon

A week ago today I had the worst stomach ache ever.  It lasted from 10:30 pm on Wednesday well into the day on Thursday.  I gave in and went to an urgent care center at 5:00 am on Thursday morning.  I was admitted to the hospital around 9:00 am and I went in for surgery at a little after 4:00 pm.  They removed my gallbladder through a laparoscopic procedure called a cholecystectomy.

Wow...I never knew I had gallstones.  The surgeon said it was pretty bad.  I have done some reading and gallstones are formed by eating fatty foods (guilty), rapid weight loss (guilty), weight gain and loss (guilty); so I suppose it should not have come as a huge surprise that I had a problem.  What a wake up call...what better time to solidify changes I have been making in my eating habits?  In retrospect I see the event as a blessing, there was a lot of pain involved but in the end I am better.  What change doesn't come with a few growing pains?

This was the view from my room the night I got out of surgery...a beautiful full moon.

Goodnight moon, goodnight bad habits.

I am still on the mend and I am very thoughtful about lots of things. It is interesting how quickly a life changing experience can impact your life.  And being reminded that you are cared for doesn't hurt either.

Thanks dear friend!
Thanks cousins.
Thanks office family.
The husband has been awesome, he was great while I was in the hospital...poor thing had to spend the night in a very uncomfortable chair.  I got to come home Friday afternoon and spent lots of time in bed or on my sofa.  My aunt sent over an Easter dinner of pasta and angel food cake.  It was delicious.  I am extremely grateful for all my family and friends...they are awesome.

Thanks nurse Sammy for keeping a watchful sleepy eye on me.
And for helping me entertain myself while I was bored.
Today I am back to work a bit...I will be working a few hours each day for the rest of the week.  I am looking forward to being fully healed so I can get back to my workout schedule.  I am ready for the awesome future that awaits me!

Hope you are enjoying your Wednesday!

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