Sunday, July 19, 2009

Psst...over here (Gallbladder Update #3)

Psssst...can you keep a secret? You can't tell Sherri. I had another Gallbladder attack tonight. This one only lasted about 2 hours but it was NOT fun. I took about as much pain as I could take and then headed to the ER again. I was not going to let them take it out since I have the surgery scheduled and the walk is in 5 days. I was just going to drug seek! You know. Get a little something to take the edge off. Tylenol was NOT cutting it. But for the second time, I pulled into the ER lot. This time I got out of the car and headed inside as a wave of relief washed over me. I turned around and got back in the car.

I decided that I would go home and soldier up and if it flairs back up tonight, I will just drive around town until I find someone willing to sell me someone else's pain meds. I am sure the street value is lower than the ER copay. If that doesn't work, maybe I will just finish making t-shirts or blog some more.

You have to remember not to tell Sherri. She will worry. But she will also say, "It was those black beans. I told you not to eat the black beans!" You see, Sherri came down yesterday and we had an awesome day walking and getting pumped up for the 3-Day. You can read all about it in her blog. We designed and decorated team t-shirts for her and me and some for family members. We also got together our ideas and supplies for the tent decorating contest. We laughed so hard. I can't wait to post pictures. No peeking yet as you never know if the competition is reading.

Back to my point about the beans. I told you already that the surgeon gave me a DO NOT EAT list. Well beans are on it. I made a slammin' salad yesterday when Sherri was here but it had black beans in it and Sherri warned me. I told her that I have been so good about everything, I would be fine with the black beans. Well, I was right. The black beans were fine. It's the f'n Target popcorn I ate today that did it.

My daughter loves the stuff but I inevitably end up picking at it and today I "picked" at it by the fist full. The stuff is jaundiced with powdery "butter" flavor with I am sure is a milk product. Bad. I am paying for being bad, bad, bad.

So don't tell and I promise I will be careful about the DO NOT EAT list. I'm off to bed now because I have to work tomorrow and coffee is also on the list.



  1. OMG!!! As soon as I read that you had an attack I immediately thought--black beans! You need to take care of yourself. I need you next weekend. No more eating anything off the DNE (Do Not Eat) list, understood?
    Love ya!

  2. Figures you're the first damn person to read the post. I will behave! Believe me...this was just enough of a reminder. I do NOT want to keep doing this.

    Am I demoted?