I had a wake up call last night after dinner. I was sitting on the couch after eating two pieces of pizza and a mini blizzard and boom! It hit me. I had the worst gallbladder attack of my life. It was so bad I spent the night in the hospital. My baby boy and husband slept on the floor of the ER, by my side.
It’s time folks… It’s time for me to make a change. The doc says I have a gallbladder full of stones. 😦
I really don’t want my gallbladder out which is what he said I need. I want to turn this around and act like it never happened. I want to leave the excruciating pain and the embarrassment of showing up to the ER with hair that needed washing and broken glasses that I’ve had since I was 15. I just want to leave it all in the past.
The doctor said: No more fatty foods, ice cream, pizza, fried foods and so on. He recommended lean meats, fruits and veggies. Seems like a common sense diet that I should have started a long time ago but my lack of discipline has never allowed me to stay on course for very long.
Ugh! They just opened a Ghirardelli store near me for goodness sakes! Why is the world so cruel????
Ok, I’m done. 🙂
It’s either change my diet and manage my symptoms or get my gallbladder taken out.
I am choosing to change my diet and manage my symptoms for as long as I can handle them.
Today I had oatmeal with berries for breakfast and Jamie Eason’s turkey muffins for lunch. Here’s a link to them.
I will probably eat one for dinner as well because there’s not much else to eat that is low-fat around the house currently. I will say, that I am a bit intimidated at how much I am going to have to change my diet. I feel kind of lost when it comes to finding recipes that taste good and are healthy. Finding recipe’s that my family will love and that fit the low-fat criteria seems daunting as well.
I will be blogging about my weight loss experience as I have been instructed I need to get to a healthy weight and exercise regularly. I just hate that it comes down to this… but I often need a swift kick in the rear to get going. I guess I really shouldn’t be surprised. On the other hand the good news is that I am really healthy in all other parts of my body! They did all kinds of tests and they were happy with my stats. 🙂 Well, all except for that gallbladder full of stones. 🙂
Here I go! I will update ya’ll shortly because if I’m going to do this then I want to do it right. Say some prayers for me!