Hey guys. You may have noticed that I haven't been blogging lately, and I wanted to take a post to explain why. Usually I just throw in a quick explanation with a Waiting on Wednesday or whatever, but...
It started two days before Christmas. I broke my vegan diet for three slices of pepperoni pizza, and maybe two hours later I was feeling it. I thought I had to puke but I couldn't. I had another, much worse one that night. The pain was completely consuming. You know when your stomach hurts and the doctor is all, "Is it a stabbing pain? Achey? Nauseous? Different?" If a doctor had been there and he had asked me that, I would've responded, "Yes."
The same thing happened throughout the entire holiday season. I ate nothing but fruit, green bean salad, and a little mashed potatoes on Christmas day.
My family concluded that I had a gall stone, since my dad had them a few years ago and our symptoms were very similar. What is that? Well, bile builds up in there and forms stones. It's totally normal and not a problem...until they move a certain way and prevent your gall bladder from doing its thang.
Normally the procedure for gall stones is to have your gall bladder removed. Obviously, I did not rewlly want to do this. Luckily, my grandmother is a holistic healer and she recommended an apple juice cleanse, which means I drank nothing but apple juice for two days and then drank about a half a cup of olive oil.
It's as fun as it sounds.
Then the cleanse was over and I had some healthy food and then some non-healthy food, and I felt fine. It was a joyous day and there was much celebrating.
Then I had another stomach attack at my friend's house a week ago.
So I assumed that there were more gall stones causing problems and I'd have to do the cleanse again. My grandma told me to wait a month, and avoid fat until then.
But now my gall bladder randomly spazzes, even when I haven't eaten anything that should be hurting it. Now we're thinking it may be infected, but we're not sure.
It's becoming kind of a big deal. Not in a death kind of way, just in the way that it's beginning to really affect me. I have no motivation to do anything, which we believe is a side effect of the supposed infection. I do not want to move or laugh too hard or edit my manuscript or blog it yes, even read. Not only that, but the world is always hazy and I'm an emotional basket case--like, a crying-in-public complete emotional basket case. (If you knew me and knew how little I cry, you know how big of a deal that is.) Plus it's just plain frustrating.
We'll be calling the doctor first thing Monday and be running some tests this week, so I hope to be feeling more up to doing stuff very soon, but I honestly don't know if I will be.
So, in a nutshell: I hope to be back soon but I'm not positive when soon is. Thanks for sticking with me through all this gall bladder crap and this post.
(And you may be wondering, "Is this normal for a teenager?" No, no it isn't. So.)