Hey friends! Here's the health update on this mama:
Looks like I'm playing some Russian Roulette with 25
bullets 'gravel-sized' gall stones. With every bite of food there's the danger of it triggering another painful attack. So I'm on a strict healthy diet to avoid that risk.. when everything else inside me is screaming for chocolate.coffee.calories!
Pretending you're a bunny - and eating accordingly - has caused it's own issues this week.
All those vegetables have made mama & the newborn a gassy.cranky.mess! My list of allowable foods keeps narrowing right now it seems.
Just know that I now have a huge amount of empathy for any of you out there with food issues. I totally took for granted the freedom to shove whatever delicious morsel I wanted in my face - with no consequences (except a more voluptuous figure we'll say).
It is hard work being diligent about your meals.
On the upside (in a painful, annoying way) I'm getting my gall bladder removed tomorrow morning. My first surgery ever.
I better get a badge.. or a ribbon.. but I'd settle for a burger.
What's that? I have to be on a liquid diet for the first few days... and then low-fat, healthy food for the next 4 weeks?
I think I better go have a hissy fit now.
But seriously, I would deeply appreciate any prayers you can spare.
They say this is a fairly common issue facing post-pregnancy mamas... but I don't know how us mamas are supposed to "not lift" our big babies for 4 weeks?!
We are blessed with a great support system of family/friends.. but I still find it hard to not worry about the daily tasks with two kids in the mix.
I guess that's it ... I'll keep you posted on the flip-side.
Now go eat a chocolate bar for my sake!