Friday, January 21, 2011

I am FREAKING OUT!

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?!

3 comments:

  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.

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  2. Yikes! Good luck with everything!

    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog!

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  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!

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