Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The weirdest thing happened to me and I hope I can help someone else.
For the past 4-5 days I've been having stomach aches that won't go away. I can't even imagine how many Motrin I took, but I do know how many laxatives. 14. And 3 gas x. My stomach was hugely bloated like I'd never seen and I would not wear anything that did not have elastic. Where I would have tried to button something across my stomach (which I would have been unsuccessful) was pretty much the place it hurt the most.
Sometimes I'm a crazy middle of the night eater and that is my biggest diet failure. I woke up at about 1am and had about two handfuls of Cheetos and shortly after went back to bed.
I woke up at 3am and was in a lot of stomach pain. I got up thinking it would pass, but 4 came, then 5, then 6 and it was actually so much worse. I would have to say perhaps the most pain I have ever been in.
Luckily my husband hadn't left for work and drove me to the emergency room.
Long story short, I had biliary colic caused by gallstones. I have to have my gallbladder removed ASAP and have an appointment with a surgeon tomorrow.
Well now I know it was the stupid Cheetoes that caused it! However, had I not eaten those, I typically eat a diet that is very low fat like they recommended until the surgery. Who knows how much longer I could have gone, but at least now I understand why *14* laxatives(not on the same day! did not work.
Low fat diets..... I can't think of a single reason why someone would not pursue that! I certainly do not wish that kind of pain on anyone!!
Hope all is doing well!!:)