Sorry I haven't been around your sites much. Two days of doctor and hospital appointments (and nil by mouth for 6 hours) left me a bit, what shall we say, happier asleep on the sofa watching property programmes on television (yes, it's possible to do both) than trying to think and type at the same time (leave alone walk to the next room).
here's the good news. It's gall stones. Well, semi-good news; they
could still be the symptom of something else nasty, but we now know
what's causing all the other symptoms.
I suspect it'll mean
surgery. I've never had surgery, or even hospital treatment, before.
So that'll be interesting. And I always fancied sitting up in one of
those beds on wheels and having a nurse plump my pillows and feed me
Then there's the bad news. Well, first there could be
something else, but I'm ruling that out. Second, I doubt I'll be in
hospital long enough to have anything plumped. Gall stone removal seems
to be one of those in out keyhole procedures these days. I might not
even get any porridge!
Third, when on earth am I going to have
time for this? I've already cancelled 2 bridge matches and a birthday
drinks a) because I can't see myself getting through a whole match and
continuing to concentrate and b) because I'm not drinking at the
moment. Still, I suppose, if it is an in out procedure, I might be back
on my feet quick enough to get on with life without missing too much.
then there's the other question. If they weren't caused by some other
nasty, one assumes the stones were caused by diet. OK, I eat butter and
drink blue top milk every day, and I like sausages and big breakfasts
and fish and chips. But I don't eat any of those often. And my diet is
otherwise boringly exemplary and healthy. So will I have to give up
anything in my diet? Will I have to live on boiled chicken and jello
for the rest of my life? I suppose the other good news is that, if it's
taken all this time to form stones with my diet, there won't be time
for them to form again once these are removed. So perhaps I just keep
on with this diet.
Isn't it wonderful, incidentally, how a vist to the doctors can make you feel better immediately!