Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Stones

Have you had a stone? I am not talking Coldstone here...but I wish I were (love Peanut Butter Cup Perfection...PERFECT!).

I am talking about a gallstone. Just found out yesterday that I had 5 of them. Cute little critters! Two aren't so little though...take after their strong father.

I am thrilled about two things:

1. A reason I was in severe pain for 6 days.
2. A better reason/excuse why I couldn't get my body to feel better during the Boston Marathon.

I guess you can't "pass" a gallstone or blast it with sonic waves. The only way to get the problem solved is to remove the gall bladder.

This means I am getting old...here goes organ number two (tonsils removed at age 6). I guess the appendix will be my next "non-essential" organ up for grabs.

I am starting a gallbladder loss support group this summer. We will meet at the greasiest of greasy resturants. Together we will eat and await any abdominal discomfort that might insue during our discussions.

If no pain surfaces, we will continue our meeting at Coldstone....

8 comments:

just jen said...

i am a member of that club, sign me up for some greasy food!

Marylin said...

Hey I should start one for those without an appendix!! Although surprisingly I have not missed it AT ALL!! :)

Kristen said...

Sounds like you are not alone. I swear everyone is having them. And isn't it nice to be able to find something to blame all your problems on? Those darn stones!

Cherilyn said...

Yay! I'm so glad you got a diagnosis and there is no longer a mystery of the source of your pain! When is surgery? Let me know : )

Me said...

Removing organs is the easiest way to lose weight! haha just joking. It's too bad about the stones, but really nice to know what the heck was wrong. Feel better!

Jayne said...

best thing i ever did was get mine removed. glad you're feeling better.

Trisha said...

I will join you for a birthday cake remix at cold stone. YUM!!

jaromandcynthia said...

Yes, have had gallstone attacks, thought I was having a heart attack-very painful!!! I opted to not have mine taken out, took some herbs to break them up, haven't had problems since. Good luck with it all! Congrats on the boston marathon, what an amazing feat.