Ugh, that was ugly…
I had horrible, wretched stomach cramping, then it was like my entire digestive system exploded into the toilet.
The pain was so intense, I wondered for a second if I was going to need to go to the ER.
Was it the spinach?
Then I realized about an hour before I had had salad with oil and vinegar, lots of avocado and fresh mozzarella cheese, and then some chocolate pudding…
It’s my stupid lack of a gallbladder.
This is the first time I’ve noticed my stomach not doing so well because of my missing gallbladder. I was warned about the possibility of not being able to eat as much fatty foods (which is not necessarily a bad thing), but I felt I’d been lucky, and I hadn’t really noticed much of a difference.
(It could also be because i often have stomach pains anyway, so I could have been having issues with no gallbladder and I might have attributed it to something else.)
But this was so intense–the pain had me curled over praying it would go away, and the explosion into the toilet so violent (about an hour after I ate),
that there was no denying what was the culprit…
It’s good for my diet though…I need to be cutting back on eating anything with fat in it, and today was definitely a good motivation…I haven’t felt pain like that since my appendix.
This is the part of being chronically ill that normal people don’t understand…here I was, having a seemingly normal day (at least normal by my standards :), actually getting some work done (if I can concentrate on something besides my health issues, then it’s a really good day for me),
then all of a sudden, SLAM, I’m curled over in pain.
It’s scary to live this way…I’m so dependent (and grateful) for my support system. If that pain hadn’t subsided, I would have needed a ride to the ER, etc etc etc, and how many people are willing to do that?
I’m just happy it passed…I’m still having some residual pain, but the acute intensity has subsided–
I’m still shaking though…I really want to finish this tv series I’m watching by be end of the weekend, but I’m still shaking…
Thank god I didn’t have to go to the ER…