I have gallstones and this is what I am going to do about it.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
So I went to the ER for astronomical pain in the middle of my belly near my zyphoid process. I have GERD so I thought it was just a super sever flare up of that. The doctor pressed on my belly and when he started pressing to the right, my pain when out the window. I cried it hurt so bad, and that is very unusual for me. They did an ultrasound and found gallstones. The ER recommended getting it removed and then he said to stay away from greasy, fatty foods, as those foods aggravate gallbladder issues. So I am have an appointment with a surgeon in a couple of weeks, but for now I have no problems sticking to a better diet.
I was actually going to go low-carb before the awful attack, so I followed through and went to the store and bought a bunch of stuff that follows the low-carb plan. I not going to eat any breads, potatoes or high carby type things. Obviously I want to lose weight but I am doing this for 2 reasons. One I don't want any flareups of pain, that really taught me a lesson in what NOT to do to your body. My whole life has been nothing but eating disorders and gaining and losing hundreds of pounds. And I am only 30, it's not like I have lived a long time so far. All those years of binging and purging are catching up to me, and it's getting exacerbated by my unhealthy eating habits now. It sucks that my body has to fall apart for me to get the memo that how I am living is unhealthy.
I am doing low-carb for another reason, which is, I want to have a baby. Women with PCOS generally get prescribed metformin to help get pregnant. Doing low-carb is just a diet version of taking the pill. Eating more like I have diabetes and keeping my blood sugar in mind will help in that process. I do NOT have diabetes, nor do I have any indications that will have diabetes, I am just going to eat like I have diabetes. Losing weight will help me feel better, get pregnant, and live longer.
I have beat up my body long enough and I am going to stop this madness. I hate going to therapy but I am going to go back to a counselor at least once a month to try and get a hold on this. I don't want to live with eating disorders anymore, be it bulimia or COE (cumpulsive over eating). I just want to be healthy, size does not matter, I don't care if I never get to be a perfect size 10, I just want to live to have children and see them grow up.