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As I seat here, day 3 of being back at work I am realizing that I may not be able to do this for much longer.
I have yet to do any actual work since I am currently in the process of catching up on stuff I’ve missed (i.e. trainings and initiatives). Sitting next to my peers “double jacking” or listening to their calls is stressing me out so bad I’m getting headaches. Of course there’s some really nice people and some not so pleasant that “we” have to deal with.
Going from being “free” every single waking hour for six weeks to having to watch your time to be where you have to be not to be late etc. really sucks. I find that there are not enough hours in a day or a week to get things accomplished when we spend the majority of our days driving to and from work and at work.
I am ready for a change in my life. I want to be happy and stress free. Let’s see where I can get to in the next few weeks.
“Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.” - Albert Camus
So turning 30 has not been a very good experience thus far. 2012 had started off so well, I was motivated and on track with my New Years resolution (weight loss of course), I managed to loose 60 lbs by improving my diet and exercising regularly. I was so proud of myself as I had never had such determination or will power to do such a thing, then it all went downhill.
So on May, 6th my man (Wojtek) took me out to Hollywood Blvd to see The Avengers (dinner and a movie). I had been doing so well with my weight loss that I decided to be bad and have a burger and waffle fries. What I was not expecting was for excruciating pain to wake me up early in the morning. This was the worst pain I had ever felt.
Naturally I assumed it was some type of food poisoning since I had not eaten anything like I had in months. Pepto Bismol did nothing for me, neither did Milk of Magnesia (yes I tried to purge my stomach). It wasn’t until 9 pm when Wojtek suggested we go to the E.R. since the pain literally had me bent over crying. I could not get comfortable in any way, I tried sitting, laying or even standing to no avail.
Once at the E. R. they did some blood tests, asked a million questions and took an extensive ultrasound of my abdomen and sides. What they found was massive stones in my gallbladder.
Since the stones were not stuck in the duct I was given some pain meds. I was later discharged and asked to follow up with my family Dr. I did the following day and was referred to a surgeon who unfortunately was not able to see me until three weeks later. Pain was managed with the pain meds and changing my diet.
I finally had my gallbladder removed on May 30th. I do not remember anything other than seeing the big bright light right over me once they took me in the O. R.
I am grateful that it even though it took a while from the time I was diagnosed and the time I had surgery I am now recovering. I have four holes in my abdomen that hurt really bad when I sit or get up after I have been laying in bed. Oh and keeping my crazy, over energized dog from jumping on me has been a bit of a challenge. I’m so lucky that Wojtek was able to get time off work and has been the most caring bf anyone could have asked for. Love you babe!
So it has now been almost 72 hours since I had surgery. The pain is still pretty bad, but I am so glad I was now able to take a full shower. No more sponge baths!
Well to be totally honest it was more like a rag bath yesterday since I was way to lazy to do anything on Thursday.
I don’t know how people can go w/o showering every day! Oh the little things that make me happy.
I took my bandages off and saw my incisions for the first time. 3/4 seem to be doing ok with the 4th one still bleeding more than I would like it to. The in my belly button, is still the bitch that hurts the most.
With that being said I am craving all kinds of sweet things, like birthday cake, cupcakes, etc.