Saturday, August 04, 2012
I had a fantastic workout on day 246, my previous blog, 2 mile jog. I started feeling like I was finally going to start making progress again. I even had a decent night at work afterward, but got a stomach ache that felt like bad gas toward the end of my shift. I left work 15 minutes early, made it home. That began six hours of excruciating pain and vomiting and then back to the hospital. The signs and symptoms all pointed to a gall bladder attack. Both my mom and brother have had their gall bladders removed. The pain eventually subsided, after about 12 hours, leaving me with a bruised feeling inside where my gall bladder is located. All my tests came up negative. I even did a nuclear scan where they could see the gall bladder functioning perfectly. Although I'm relieved I didn't need surgery, I'm puzzled as to what happened. I still think it was a gall bladder attack and that perhaps the meds I received for pain and inflammation somehow helped it clear out enough that it got working fine again. That's my best theory at the present time.
I spent the night in the hospital with doctors orders to get up and walk. Thursday my 10 minutes of physical activity was walking slowly around the hallways of the hospital. Friday I was feeling much better as I was getting food in my system again and did 10 slow minutes on the elliptical, although I also had to walk the halls of the hospital before being discharged.
So now, I'm building my strength back up slowly. I figure I'll be walking for my workouts for the next week. I'm trying to slowly get back into eating healthy again. I'll be cooking my veggies a while for easier digestion. I've switched from coffee to tea to also help my stomach, just in case my stomach is the problem. I've also stopped taking Naproxen for joint pain, and stopped some of my supplements that may be stressing my liver, just in case that could be affecting my gall bladder. I think these are all positive changes to my routine, some of which I have been debating doing anyway.