January 22nd, 2006
So my stomach acted up again yesterday. Really badly. And this happened shortly after I got home from brunch with my parents, in which we all ingested bacon, eggs, fried potatoes, and buttered toast. I spent the rest of the day in horrible pain and my mom diagnosed me with gall stones. Looking up all the symptoms on the internet, I’d have to agree. I fall into the ideal category too, with my weight and age. I’ll have to call my doctor tomorrow and get in for X-rays to find out for sure. In the meantime, I need to watch what I eat and no more Vanilla Bean half sweet with skim lattes!
Maybe this is what the ghost was trying to tell me a few weeks ago.
If I have gall stones, do I take the easy way out and have my gall bladder removed? I know lots of people do it. But I don’t ever want to go in for surgery again unless I absolutely have to. And there are many ways to get rid of the stones naturally… it’s just not very fun or easy. And then you risk the chance of them coming back, if you don’t watch what you eat. But… I need to watch what I eat anyway, so maybe that would be further incentive? I dunno. I guess I should actually wait and see if that’s what I’ve got before I start analyzing my options. Drinking Epsom salts, olive oil and grapefruit juice sounds so appealing, though, doesn’t it?
Today I still felt uneasy most of the day and was afraid to eat. By 4:30 I felt okay and decided to make myself dinner and I cooked for myself! Woo hoo, real food! Chicken fajitas (but with mild salsa, didn’t want to take my chances). I’m extremely proud of myself. Tomorrow I think I’ll be making tortellini with garlic toast bagels. Who wants to come for dinner? I haven’t been able to find fat free ricotta cheese (two grocery stores have failed me so far) but when I can get to Safeway and buy some, I’ll be making my Weight Watcher’s lasagna. I’ve also got a couple easy chicken recipes my mom sent me. Oh, and the broccoli… I need to make this chicken and broccoli with garlic sauce recipe I found. Look out! Donna’s in the kitchen!! I know it sounds silly, because most people I know cook on a regular basis, and how hard is it to boil some pasta and heat some sauce, but even that is not something I normally do. Never mind the freshly grated parmesan and garlic bread.
Tomorrow we vote. Go Green! (Notice the sunflower on their website. It’s the little things that count). I’m scared about what is going to happen. Although maybe all I should be pissed off about is that Corner Gas and Medium won’t be on tomorrow night because of election coverage. The rest will play out as it will.
Ahahahahaha I just found out that the Green Party candidate in my riding is the clean-living herbalist that co-owns the toxic-elimination holistic clinic where I get my colonics (his wife has seen more of me than most). He’s a bit of a pompous holier-than-thou twathead, but he knows of what he speaks. Hehe. That makes me laugh. Next time he rants to me about the toxins I have put in my body being the cause of my health problems (he’s probably right, but SHUT UP) and making me feel bad because I don’t live off juiced organic vegetables, I’ll remind him that I voted for him and he better be nice to me.