Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gallstones??

At about 11:00 am this morning I got a sudden, acute pain in my lower stomach. I rushed to the bathroom, and was in worse pain than childbirth! The pain were like contractions, coming and going, but very severe. I thought I was going to need an ambulance! Bad time not to have medical insurance. :/
I tried to lay down but was in so much pain. I took 2 Benadryl and 1 Vicodin for the pain and to go to sleep. As I drifted off to sleep I would awake in pain again. My friend Alex text me and said it sounded like the Salmanilla poisoning she had a few weeks ago. She brought me medicine, so sweet.
The pain finally subsided and I feel asleep. Thank God Davey was home. I thought, "Lord, why do I always get really sick before a triathlon?" then it dawned on my it must be something I am eating. Every time I don't track my points (sadly hasn't been much this week, especially yesterday) my stomach gets very upset.
Last night at Walmart (getting milk of course), I was craving a Lemon Cake, and I broke down and bought one. I swear between last night and this morning I ate 2/3 of the cake :/ bad!!! I kept taking bites here and there... till.... whoa where did it go?? Then the pain came.
Sara (weightless) said it sounded like Gallstones, she has suffered from. Others on Facebook suggested Appendicitis, Kidney Stones, and more. Yikes! But the pain was in the lower abdomen, so I ruled out all of those. When I woke I was determined to find out what it was. Maybe food allergy? Well after much research and hearing from my Mother-in-law and her sister that it sounded like Gallstones, I figured it was. Right around that time I began to get a small pain in my back in between my shoulders... symptom.
I was confused though because I was reading everywhere that Gallstones are commonly caused by weight loss, or having a baby. I researched the weight loss part, and it said due to the lack of fat, you get Gallstones. But what's puzzling to me is, when I eat TOO MUCH FAT at once, it seems to trigger it. But I found over and over, that eating greasy foods, or dessert can set off an attack... dessert... 2/3 of a cake...?? Hmmm. So really only God knows, but I will not be eating too little or too much fat, and lay off eating junk. One more reason to eat healthy.
I was upset because here I am 50 pounds lighter and I get an obesity related sickness, caused by losing weight. But I read people that don't gain weight and gain/lose weight over and over don't have as much of a chance to get them. So by gaining all this weight, and working my tail off to lose it.. I reach a consequence from being obese. It was a reality check for me, and thank God it wasn't diabetes or something worse.
Excited about Saturday and praying I am %100 better by then.

4 comments:

blondevue... said...

I hope the pain is gone and that you are doing ok today. Love you,
Tori

Adrienne said...

Thanks Tori! Love you too! xoxo

KellyNY said...

Adrienne, I hope you're feeling better. Are you going to the doctor? I wonder if there is anything the doc can prescribe you for the gallstones, if that's what it is. Get better soon!

Mike W said...

Hi Adrienne,
I was googling to see if anyone else is suffering from these blighters and came across your blog. If it is gallstones (your doc will confirm) then I sympathise, they're painful I know. I'm in month 3 of sorting them out and it's all going well, so if does continue, and especially if your GP advises surgery as they usually do, drop by at fatfiction.co.uk and let's see if what's working for me works for you.
Cheers
Mike
PS I'm not selling anything!