May 31, 2011
Gall, ME Newsletter, Vol. 4, Issue 22
I suppose the best way to characterize my present mood would be agitated; angry, galled, if you will.
After four years of not making any plans, I might have gone a little overboard. I’ve almost over booked myself, but thought my well thought out plan would be manageable: NY, NJ, CT one week in July, Ireland in September, and then Hawaii in October.
However, it appears my gallbladder has some traveling plans of its own. I’ve been having some serious trouble eating since about mid-April. In true hind sight, it appears to have been starting to act up in November. On Thanksgiving, to be exact – it appeared that I’d over eaten. Nowadays, a yogurt consumed over the course of an hour or more has the same painful result.
The thing that really makes me mad is that I have been fine tuning the machine that is my body for four years now. I have beaten Diabetes with diet and exercise, for now. Someday, I’m sure the need for medication will arise. My cholesterols, both of them, are well within goal range. Even though I didn’t indulge regularly, I gave up drive-through fast food for lent. I still haven’t stopped for a value meal since. I don’t miss bread as much as I thought I would. I had the urge for a toasted bagel with cream cheese about a month ago, and was sadly disappointed with the experience. It didn’t taste that great and it caused a great deal of pain.
So, when will I fit this little detour in? June would be perfect, but I’m not even scheduled to see the surgeon until June 9th. I was told not to “tough it out” and to take myself to the emergency room if I got much worse. But I think I’d rather go with a solid referral than take whomever happens to be on-call. So, perhaps August? Might make my July trip less fun. The truth of the matter is that will succumb to whatever date is available. It’ll suck up about two weeks of my vacation time, so maybe this isn’t the year for Hawaii even though that is a mostly free trip.
So, the situation galls me, chafes my heart, riles my stomach, and puts an even deeper damper on my way low vitamin D attitude. Of course, I’ll trudge through to the responsible outcome. Of course, I’m gonna try not to compromise any of my commitments. Of course, I’ll let you know how this all works out.
Posted by jaselin at May 31, 2011 07:42 PM