I had a quiet weekend as my body was trying to recover from the gallbladder storm of last week and prepare for the gallbladder removal of this week. Lauren was gone so Alex came to help me with stalls and cleaning. It was great to see her as always, fun to show off Sims and she got a good ride in on Feather for us as well.
Last Tuesday morning I can honestly say it was one of the worst mornings of my life ever in terms of how I had felt. This, a new Tuesday, while I feel like I was hit by a car, my neck hurts, my legs hurt, my belly hurts, and my back hurts I don’t have that overwhelming I am sick feeling that I had a week ago and for that I am immensely grateful.
Surgery yesterday brought out a very sick gallbladder that I have carted around for maybe 40 years. The doctor, an experienced one, noted this was one of the sickest gallbladder he’s ever seen. I was pleased. Clearly, I had made the most of it. I like to be high achieving in anything I do.
The next few days I’ll get stronger again get back to work soon as I can and be grateful I have the chance. As much as we complain about our medical medical system here we are very blessed. We have outstanding facilities, well trained doctors and the best opportunities for wellness.
I have had many health challenges over the years and I will have many more in the future. I have some coming up soon. But I will never give up lightly. I will never take them more seriously than they are. Nor will I give them an opportunity to take over the life that I lead until they throw me to the mat. I’m grateful for another day. I’m grateful for the chance at wellness.
Thank you for so many well wishes.
As always, thanks for riding along.