Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Think of Me Tuesday

Well, dear readers, as you may recall, I noted a while back that my gallbladder surgery did not go as planned.

I was supposed to jump off the gurney and race my husband home, and fix him dinner, within about two hours of the surgery, and in six weeks time I was supposed to be feeling like a million bucks.

That did not happen.

While I don't know that anybody actually jumps off the gurney and goes on with their life right away, I do know that a lot of people apparently do much better after surgery than I have. I know one woman who had gallbladder surgery in mid-September and she is already back to doing Zumba. She's about 15 years younger than I am, but still. And there's another who is about my age who had surgery within days of mine, and she was out riding horses about five weeks later.

Yesterday I forced myself to go out to the Open Studios event and visit three artists' studios, all friends of mine. It was all I could do to manage that. Everywhere I went, people told me I did not look well.

To be honest, I can barely push a buggy around Kroger and it's been four months to the day since my surgery. I am in a great deal of pain and obviously something is wrong. I wasn't the healthiest person to start with but I wasn't in such bad shape that I should have degenerated to the point that I have.

Today I am finally seeing a specialist who may or may not help. I have no idea what I will be told - I can tell you I have thought up about a million things that could be wrong with me, none of them particularly pleasant. I am hoping that the reality is not as bad as my fertile imagination has sometimes led me to believe.

Anyway, if you are one of those folks who prays, or thinks nice thoughts, or lights candles, or crosses your fingers, or just offers up a little hope when someone you know is having a tough time, I would appreciate any of those good things.

Many blessings to you all.


  1. Prayers for you- I hope they find out what is causing the pain. I can't imagine still hurting this late after. I felt better within a couple of weeks, but I know some who still have problems. Surely the docs can help!

  2. I will pray for you AND think nice thoughts. Let me know if there is something I can do.

  3. I hope yesterday's appointment went well, Anita, and that they can finally figure out what is going on. {{{HUGS}}}

  4. Well, my mother was the type to jump off gurneys. She used to like to brag that she gave birth to my sister on Monday and by Friday she was dancing on a bar in Hoboken. When she broke her hip, she was up and about a few weeks later. But she was a red head named Cookie. That might explain it.

    Seriously Anita, you know you are in my thoughts. This is not acceptable. Be a squeaky wheel because no one cares about your health as much as you do.


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