Thursday, May 03, 2012
I thought it was quite reasonable to have lost 34 lbs. over a 9 month period. Not according to the general surgeon who's taking out my gallbladder on May 18th. In his opinion, that's a rapid weight loss, and as he put it, it's "probably the reason the gallbladder went bad."
I have gallstones and sludge. The pain I've had has been minimal (fortunately), and the nausea has become more consistent. Not complaining, just stating the facts.
As of now what's expected is a laparoscopic surgery - four small puncture marks in my stomach. Since I bore no children, I don't have any stretch marks of any kind on my stomach. Now, 34 lbs. lighter, I'm going to have puncture marks on my stomach. Hmmm.... not happy about that.
I'm expected to be out of work for a couple weeks... a mini vacation. I can handle that. I haven't asked the doctor how long before I can work out. I'm not looking forward to not being able to exercise. That's what keeps my adrenalin going. It's one of my major sources of relief.
I'm going out dancing Friday night -- cha cha, bop, line dancing. It's a first Friday event. I'm already looking forward to the first Friday in June so I can do it again -- with the doctor's permission of course.
Between now and the 18th, I'll be pumping up the exercise in hopes of losing yet a few more pounds to sustain me while I'm laying around not moving. Wish me luck on that. I've not yet met my short-term weight loss goal for the 5% spring challenge, and I only have 9 more days to reach it.
If rapid weight loss causes gallbladder issues, I'm going to give my gallbladder a run for its money in the next few days. Hahahaha!!! (Don't try this at home children. It's hazardous to your health.