Monday, August 3, 2015


After about of month of doing Bootcamp, I woke up one morning with what felt like digestive distress. I've never had food poisoning, so I thought that might be the cause. When it hadn't gone away by that night, I went to the ER. They said my gall bladder was inflamed. Gall bladder attacks normally last 1-5 hours, and I was going on 17 hours. They gave me the option to go home and see if it went away or to check in and get it taken out in the morning. I couldn't imagine having surgery with a 2 month old baby at home! My husband is great and supportive and does his best, but all 3 kids for who-knows-how-long while I recover? It wasn't going to happen. So I went home.

The pain didn't go away. The next morning I texted my Bootcamp instructor that I wouldn't be there because I was sick. She told me "don't say you're sick, say you're fighting it". Probably good advice if you have a cold... That night I was calling people desperately making arrangements so I could have surgery.  Luckily, my amazing sister-in-law agreed to come stay with us for a week. So I went back to the ER, and the doctor looked at the chart from the night before and was surprised I went home. To him my gall bladder was clearly infected and needed to come out. 

The surgery went well, and I felt totally fine after a couple of days. After abdominal surgery, however, you have to be careful not to get a hernia. So I wasn't allowed to go back to working out for 4 weeks. Then my scar got infected and I had to take it easy for 2 additional weeks. During that time, my parents came to town and took care of EVERYTHING, and also fed me I gained about 10 pounds.