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This isn't cute anymore:

I’m 31, the new 30 and I’m closer to my goal than when I started this blog. Now I’m trying to stay on the path that will get me healthy and on the other side of the clothing store. I’ve had my revenge moments and they felt great. Now I’m ready for more of those great moments, maybe this year I’ll propel down something, who knows. But I’m held back by 40 less things.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This club sucks - T minus 51

Scene: Open to a dimly lit exam room, the ultra sound has already been performed, the patient has already been pleasantly surprised by the warm jelly lube the technician used. The door opens…

Soft spoken Technician: “Congratulations! You belong to I have gallstones club”
Me: “Ughhhhh! I’m angry and relieved at the same time”

So I have gallstones, I’m following in Dr Fit's footsteps. Any pointers doc?

I’m not going to lie I’m a bit freaked out because I’ve had these pains for a while, I remember my mom comforting me because of this pain, but we thought it was just gas. Then we figured I’m probably just lactose intolerant. What if I’m not even lactose intolerant? Ugh. I don’t want surgery? How much is surgery? This is going to seriously mess with my workout schedule. I’ve already gained more weight than I’m comfortable with. *sigh* I will have to see who my referral is and follow up with them.

How many is “numerous” because that’s how many stones I have. I’m feeling better today, I barely notice the pain so I will get to sleep tonight, YAY! And I think until I’m told I have to be operated on I will not freak myself out about it and return to my workouts and make that follow up appointment and get some numbers on how much this will cost.

I stress ate my way through “numerous” snacks.


  1. First of all... BREATHE!!! Gallstones are a pain in the _ _ _!! BUT there is a silver lining! The world will not end!! :) Just keep your chin up, do what the docs say and dont worry too much about things that cant be prevented! Surgery is probably expensive. Hopefully you have health insurance, if not, I know there are organizations that help with those who cant afford their medical bills! Just one step at a time!!

  2.'s no picnic, but it could be so much worse. If it's numerous, you'll probably have to have it out. I had 29 stones. I know exactly how you feel. I had all the same thoughts, but in the long run, you'll be better off. This is one unwanted side effect of loosing weight.

    The good news is, if you have to have surgery you're in much better shape to go through it. That does make a difference. My biggest pointer for you is take it one step at a time and don't freak out too much. Keep eating as healthy as you can. Drink water. Try not to stress eat.

    And the surgery is really not that bad. After all, I was back to work in 5 days. Keep me posted.

  3. I wish you all the best, at least now you know what the problem is and you don't have to guess. Is a surgery a must? I had a friend who took medication and her stones were dissolved. All the best!