Just a little FYI…

Sep 26, 2009

I will not be blogging for several weeks and thought I would give you the heads up as to why.

To make a long story short… for the past few years I thought I was lactose intolerant. Anytime I drank milk my stomach would hurt so I just took myself off all dairy and didn’t have anymore issues. Well in April the Dr. and I thought I had acid reflux… took Nexium and all was better.

  • Sunday I had some terrible stomach pains that lasted all night but went away.
  • Tuesday evening BAM I was hit with some stomach and back pain that would not let up so I went to the ER and found out I had gallstones and a very unhappy gallbladder.
  • Wednesday I was in a hospital room being pumped full of antibiotics and pain medication.
  • Thursday had surgery to remove my gallbladder and let me just say it is instant relief as soon as that thing is gone. The worst day after surgery is still a better day than having a gallbladder attack.

So if any of you have these very same symptoms… get that gallbladder checked out. This just might be your issue. Life without a gallbladder is GRAND!

Hugs to you all.

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  • Helen Marshall

    Get better soon. Thinking of you.

  • Cris Cunningham

    Feel Better Lisa – so glad your symptoms have subsided and you’reon your way to feeling good as new! Sending lots of hugs and kisses your way. xoxo

  • Sue

    Feel better soon. Had mine removed two years ago and not looked back :D

  • Sorry to hear you’ve had to have an operation. Wishing you a speedy recovery.


  • Wow, Lisa, thank goodness they finally figured it all out!! Wishing you good health and a quick recovery!

  • Cindy Marquis

    So glad you are feeling better. I hope you have a quick recovery.


  • Oh Lisa! I’m so glad you you found out what it was. I had a similar episode a few years back. It got so bad one of the gallstones got out and wedged it’s way into my esophagus. I had two emergency surgeries in one day. For some reason, it’s so difficult to diagnose. Doctors seem to want to pump you with meds before doing any testing.

    The only other advice I can give is that you will still have to watch what you eat. Without a gallbladder there is no “referee” telling your body to stop.

    Take care!

  • Oh my goodness. I am so sorry that you had to go through all of that. I hope that you are feeling much better now!

  • I’ll miss your brilliant and creative posts, but you get better! We’ll be here when you get back!! HUGS!

  • Linda Cain

    I sometimes wonder if that isn’t my problem as I’ve had several episodes like yours and the dairy makes it act up sometimes and not others. Oh, that our bodies were made of glass that we could see just what ails us.

    They will have to lay off at least one person in the Glitter Factory while you’re down! Ha! We’ll just be glad when you’re back up and running at 100% again.

    Get well,
    Your Friend in ART,


  • Sophia

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  • celeste

    feel better sweetie! huge hugs!

  • Amy Tara Koeppel

    Wishing you a very speedy recovery Lisa!

  • Evelyn

    Sending get well wishes your way as well as hopes for a very speedy recovery. We will be thinking of you as you recover. Take your time and take care. :)


  • Hey Lisa, take care of yourself and rest easy! We’ll miss your posts, but want you feeling tip-top when you return. Hugs and prayers coming your way.

  • Lisa, take care and a speedy recovery. I felt like my life was back after something similar happened to me. I was pretty much down to oatmeal before they finally figured it out. The past 5 years have been heaven in the eating dept :)

  • melissa


    Times like these, we realize that the human vocabulary is so limited; fortunately, our capacity for new possibilities is much less so. I’m praying that you will have happy and peaceful days ahead.

  • Thinking of you Lisa. So sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well. Hope you recover very quickly.

  • Beth W

    Oldest son had to have emergency gallbladder surgery some years ago. The difference was mind blowing. Rest up and recover-hope this is the end of your medical woes for a long long time.

  • So sorry to hear about your surgery, but I’m glad they figured out what was making you sick! I’ll miss you, get well soon!

  • Cari

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better! Take care of yourself!

  • diane

    Wishing you all the best!! I’ve been there too so I know how you felt and how you now feel!
    Get well soon!

  • I am glad you are on the mend, feel better soon!

  • Holy cow, I wish you would have called. Sad that I had to read it on your blog. But hope you get to feeling better soon.

    love ya

  • Patti smith

    Hi Lisa…so sorry to hear about your surgery but so glad you can already tell a difference and get relief….Take care of yourself…I’ll miss you…
    (((HUGS)))) patti smith

  • Sooooo glad you are feeling better!!

  • mummakat

    I had my gallbladder taken out three years ago and I can’t tell you what a relief it was. The pain that thing caused was unbearable! I was misdiagnosed as having ulcers. Crazy time! Get well soon!

  • Feel better! I am sorry to hear this!!! I will be thinking of you!


  • Donnna C

    OH MY GOSH!!! So scary! Thank goodness you are ok!!! BIG HUGS!!!