Friday, January 21, 2011


I just found out that I need to have surgery.  The only surgery I have ever had was to remove my impacted wisdom teeth when I was 16 years old.  I was put under general anesthesia for it but still that was very minor. I need to get my gall bladder taken out soon.  I have several stones and an infection!  I should have gone running to the doctor back in November when I had my first gall bladder attack but it went away after 1 hr or so, so I just wrote if off to muscle cramping from working out too hard or gas pains.  Well I've had 4 or 5 more attacks since then and Tuesday night I had one that lasted 6 hours.  It was as intense but wow, I knew the doctor was in my near future.  I saw a doctor Wednesday morning had blood work done then Thursday went for an ultra sound and now here it is Friday and I have surgery scheduled for 10 days out.  I should have gone in back in November and had this taken care of but I was worried about just having gas pains and looking foolish. 

I know this is a routine surgery and I'll only be down for about 7-10 days then pretty much back to normal other than my exercise routine in 6 weeks.  I am freaking out about not being able to do my normal 2 hours exercise 5 days a week.  I should be able to start walking after a few days but what about my running 5 miles a day or the hour on the elliptical, my 500 crunches and I'm finally up to 100 push-ups a night.  AGGGGHHHH!   I worry that I am going to gain weight from this and blow my healthy eating. Yep, I'm officially FREAKING OUT!!!

You'd think I'd be worried about the surgery itself and I am a little bit, especially the anesthesia and the cutting 4 holes in my stomach muscle that I've worked so hard to develop, darn it! Oh well, it must be done and the sooner the better so I have to mentally be strong and I know all will be well.  Right?!


  1. You'll be fine! Just lower your calories a bit while you recover and then you don't need to worry about the exercise. Seriously, people maintain weight without doing a lick of exercise so you will be fine if you are mindful of what goes in considering not much will be coming out for a bit while you recover.

    You'll. Be. Fine.

  2. Yikes! Good luck with everything!

    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog!

  3. You'll be fine! Better than fine, you'll be great! You are not going to gain 100lbs from not exercising for a couple weeks, I promise. You may lose a bit of your progress, but you'll get it all back. Just look at you! You are so determined and amazing. See this time as a time to relax your body and gain strength in a different area of life.

    You can do this!