Alas, while dinner was amazing, something that I ate prior to that was taking a weed whacker to my lower GI tract. When we got back to the room I was completely disabled by digestional distress.
Have you been able to get your gallbladder checked out? If it's indeed gall bladder trouble, eating too much or too greasy of food will through your GI tract into a complete wingding.
I am going to pretend I didn't hear that. LALALALALA!!!
In the meantime, will try to eat less fat and see what happens....
Please don't ignore the idea. x.x I know it's not a pleasant idea, but if you find out now (while it's presumably still a minor problem), you can plan for the surgery, rather than it becoming an emergency a year or two down the road. If you actually need it out, it's a very simple procedure and takes perhaps a week and a half at most to recover from. Otherwise, it's fairly easy to control with only slightly different eating habits.
I have wondered a couple times now. I really am going to revise eating plans.
A wise plan. And it isn't like you need to rush out and go to the doctor right now. Just, y'know, at your next checkup, it's worth mentioning. Ultrasounds are painless and easy as long as you're insured.
There was actually an episode in college that could have had me aware of my gall bladder being an issue years before, but I didn't pursue the issue after the ultrasound came up negative. I'm still kicking myself over it, even though there's no way I could've known what would happen. Hindsight, 20/20, blah blah.
Yes, she does! If she's having these attacks, there is a good chance she's developed stones, which can lead to some serious complications. Please go to a doctor ASAP.
I admit that my experience was different, I didn't realize stones were so urgent (I didn't have gallstones, my gallbladder just up and stopped working). Since your experience trumps mine, I agree with you.
Sorry. Usually I try not to come off that strong, but I did it because the importance of the topic.
Oh, no offense taken, I assure you. I was speaking from my experience and you were speaking from yours, and yours is more applicable in this situation (since gallstones are way more common than what happened to me). n.n Medical matters shouldn't be taken lightly.
Gini, I hate to be the bearer of possibly bad news, but if you do have problems with your gallbladder, it will get progressively worse. You will have attacks that make this one seem like a kiss from your grandpa. And ignoring gallbladders don't work because once you have stones, you need to get it taken out, so a stone doesn't get stuck or it ruptures. I know: I was terrified of surgery too, but it's the most common surgery done. Don't be a silly goose, and get yourself to a doctor.
Argh. You are the bad news fairy. Go away.
Okay, okay. I'll pay attention to it and hie myself to my doctor soon.
*nod* Yeah, if you've got health insurance, go get an ultrasound and see if you've got gallstones. It's REALLY not something you want to ignore. I ended up laid up for 10 days or so after a gallstone flare up&gallbladder inflamation that landed me in the ER. And I was an idiot, and didn't get my gallbladder out that day, because I was tired and hungry and wanted to GO HOME, and have spent the past 4 years living with gallbladder problems cos I lost my health insurance soon after that.
That sounds absolutely lovely!
And yes, get yourself checked! You can live fine without the tummy owwies from the gallbladder acting up!
2009-09-21 09:08 am (UTC)
I'll let him work. I will also cook him three meals a day.
Happy Anniversary, G - and thank you for sharing your exploits with us. I always get this light vicarious glow from your shmoopiness. :-)
Do you think that inn is close enough to qualify for wedding night consideration?
I'm getting married in Cleveland. Pretty sure my profile says I live in Maine, though!
It will be about an hour and a half away, would be my guess.
For what it's worth, I have a close friend who just underwent gall bladder surgery, was in hospital for a day-and-a-half and was up and galavanting around to an auction the next day. Can't be too debilitating, right? The wonders of modern technology.
That is, if you actually NEED gall bladder surgery...
Yes, we have learned that about your apt comparison!
And we've eaten at the Amish Door a number of times. Alas, we are busy at the end of the month - there is a lot of cool stuff going on down there right at the beginning of October. Another year.
Sounds like a lovely anniversary getaway! The Inn sounds awesome too, I will have to check it out sometime!
I highly recommend it, but make reservations - they are busy!