Monday, June 6, 2011

my days of wearing a bikini are numbered

I had about 8 posts ready to go since my last post...all on lovely things: weddings, birthday parties, home decor thoughts, a new blooming craft of mine, etc...but everything changes.
a pic of me 24 hrs before my attacks with my fabulous hair & fabulous faux lashes

On the night after Thurgood's birthday party I was awoken by an intense pain that radiated through my chest. I thought it was indigestion or gas..a bubble if you will. It reminded me of an intense hunger pain but high up. I thought nothing of it till the next day when I had a second episode while I was home alone with Thurgood and it really scared me.

I saw my doctor the next day and was sent off for labs and an ultrasound. All labs came back great, but I was but I knew it was coming when the call the next day came. As my MD said, if you are going to have something..have something you can fix. I had a few rather large gallstones  -- which meant surgery.

Surgery? But I have the mandatory Naplex review at school. But I have my final research presentation.

Surgery? But I am to graduate from pharmacy school on June 11th. But my family will be in Florida from June 4th to June 10th.

Surgery? But I have boards to study for. But I have a new job I plan to start.


I spoke with my doctor and confirmed my goal: I wanted to walk at my graduation on Saturday, June 11th.

Am I scared? ABOLUTELY.
Will I get through it? MOST DEFINITELY
Who do I need to hold my hand? EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU

I will keep you posted...just promise you will be there.



  1. Oh....I'm so sorry. I hope it goes okay for you. I'm glad it's fixable.
    xo Jana

  2. I promise to be there for you, dear! So sorry you are faced with this; you will get through it!!!
    : )

    Love you, girl!

  3. Ack! I had my gall bladder out last year. It's MUCH better with it out! I promise! No more pain. :) I was out for about a week after my surgery, that's all. I promise the surgery isn't as scary as it seems! Congrats on graduating and all!! :)

  4. Ugh! No good! I hope you get to enjoy graduation. And I bet you will feel better after?

  5. so scary! and at the worst time with so much going on!! I've got one hand...

  6. I just went through that with a trip to the ER via ambulance. I ended up electing to have surgery. It wasn't too bad, small incision scars. I have 5 little spots, still bikini worthy. Hope all goes well.

  7. Wow! It's crazy how life throws you a curve ball every once in awhile. I really hope your surgery goes well and I'll pray for a quick recovery!


  8. First of all, stunning picture! Lastly, I'll be there. Sending good thoughts out and prayers up.

  9. Oh no!! Hang in there sweety! Everything happens for a reason, right? HANG IN THERE!!
    We are all crossing our fingers and saying a prayer for you.
    (And, congratulations on graduating! )

  10. Make sure that is what you want to do...I had gall bladder problems and changed my diet...It has been much better since...I know the pain you are talking about...horrible...scary...I had tests last year to confirm...I also was diagnosed with Celiac Disease...I think you should ask for the blood test...even better have an upper GI and have them take a biopsy of your duodenum...your villis...because sometimes the blood work comes back neg...even when it isnt...even if you dont have could be intolerant is what I suggest...

    Dont eat any dairy (milk and cheese), gluten (what so ever...gluten is hidden in a lot of things) and no alcohol for 2 weeks...see how you feel...Then slowly introduce each back...and see how you feel then...oh and stay away from peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and onions too...dairy, those vegs above and gluten have similar chemical make the body is fights them as well...

    I know it seems like a lot but the reason is your gall bladder is important if you can save it great...You will not be able to absorb Omega oils (from fish and veg)anymore and you will have a harder time losing weight...It is worth a try...if you have an q' me...

    Best of luck! Meme


  11. Best of luck sweetie :0) We're all thinking about you. The surgery will go amazing and you'll be able to walk in at your graduation and everything will be PERFECT because we said so!

  12. I'm here for you all the way babe!

  13. Thinking of you, and hoping that you figure it all out! I'll be here, but you already knew that didn't you?

  14. Just wanted you to know I'll be praying for you and thinking of you!

  15. Oh, sweetie, I'm so sorry! I will be praying for you!

    I've missed your posts so much! Time to get back in the habit! : )

  16. At least it's something fixable! I'm sure it's scary, nonetheless. But just know that we are all here thinking about you and sending good thoughts your way! Keep us posted!

  17. Hey! I just stumbled upon this post... I am 27 and had my gallbladder out 3 years ago... To be honest... 3 days after surgery I was walking to the store to buy a Gatorade. After I got home I only took 2 pain killers. That was for sleeping because I like to roll on my side. Additionally, the scars don't look bad at all. Having this removed was the best choice of my life.
    I wish you the best of luck!

  18. I will add, the first thing I ate after surgery was Pizza! I have also been able to lose weight that I could never lose before because I didn't know, but I was too sick to actually work out..

  19. Wow. Best wishes to you. I know you'll be strong even though it is unexpected.

  20. Oh sweet girl! Don't freak too much. I am sure you know this but avoid fatty foods and spicy stuff to be the most comfortable until surgery. Do NOT watch you-tube videos of the procedure. With any luck you will have tiny port holes and still be able to bust out your bikini! Be strong! Best wishes!

  21. Wow! I didn't realize what was going on. Hang in there. I am thinking of you and sending you lots of good vibes. It is scary, but you will get through it. And then you will wear that bikini anyway!

  22. Oh, and that photo of you is fabulous!!

  23. Checking in to make sure you are okay...Keep us posted, sweetie!

  24. Oh no! What a post to read on my first visit to your blog! I hope your feeling well and get to enjoy your graduation.

    Hopefully it will be done with keyhole surgery and you will continue to be bikini ready, and if anyone does notice a little scaring, you can tell them how brave you were!

    Sending good thoughts your way.

  25. Oh my goodness! Hope you made it through and are on the mend!!!


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