Monday, March 2, 2009

On The Chicken Dance:

I haven’t had my gall bladder out yet. I have more tests today. I’ve been very sick the last few days but starting to feel some what better. But I can’t live with no food and only water or watered down apple and beet juice for ever.

I hate having surgery. Yes, I know I can live a fine life without a gall bladder. Yes, I know that my grandmother died of gall bladder cancer. Yes, I know just how very painful gall bladder attacks can be, I’ve had four of them in the last nine years.

My problem is I’ve found a book in the health food store. Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James F. Balch, MD and Phyllis A. Balch, CNC. It tells you what to do if you have an attack so you don’t have to have the surgery if you don’t want to in most cases, and it works for me. (I don't do the mega vitamin thing.)

The trouble is it doesn’t keep the next attack from coming only lessens the amount of attacks. I know I really need to have it out, I’m just chicken.

I’ll let you know what is up when I can. Mountain Man still doesn’t know how to retrieve an email much less how to post a blog. So it will only happen if I’m feeling up to it.

Thank you for the kind comments and emails. I’ll get back to you all when I’m feeling better enough to be at the computer again.


Mouse said...

*hugs* Please let me know if you need me to do anything!

Judith said...

I'm sorry you're having gall bladder problems. At least three people I know (and one of them a knitting friend) have had their gall bladders out and all three state that they wished they'd have done it sooner because they feel so much better than they did.

Still, it's an individual decision. Know that I'm in your corner no matter what. Take it easy, and take care of yourself.


Kristin Dombrowski said...

My thoughts are with you, and I'm hoping that you are able to relax and rest while you are not feeling well. Not to mention, I don't think you are a chicken at all--quite the contrary, you are quite brave to make it through all of this! So, best of luck with everything!