Friday, January 22, 2010
"Ouch"...Not complaining though.
This morning after experiencing an odd climatic pain for about three weeks now.
My good friend Diane suggested to me strongly that I "probably" should call my Doctor.
I don't run to the Doctor, and besides...I see him in two more weeks for my IV treatment that I take on a monthly basis. I see him every other month and this is my time to see him.
However, I thought she might be right, especially since I am in a "Clinical Drug Study" and they warn me all the time to contact them I experience any pain, or changes or problems in my body.
Od course they wanted me THIS morning....in one hour in fact.
Once there...I met with my Doctor.
Now.....my Doctor is from Central America, he's very kind, and an extremely humble man. I love him and I think he's brilliant. But occasionally he phrases things a bit differently than I do.
Such was the case today when one of his very opening statements was after squeezing around in the pain area, was...
"You need to go on a diet."
Something every woman who is on the verge of menopause wants to hear.
So I embarrassingly replied......."Oh I know."
All the while thinking to myself....
"Thank you very much Doctor, but I don't think your going to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine with that diagnosis."
"I just paid a $25.00 co-pay for you to tell me I need to go on a DIET??"
Then right after I said the "Oh I know" part I think he had an "oops I said that wrong" moment. Because then with lightening speed he re-worded things a bit by saying..."no, no, a SPECIAL diet, smaller meals...no fried foods, and no proteins."Ahhhh.
Right, now I understood.
He then started to explain the gall bladder and drew me a picture on some paper of what happens when you have a gall stone, blah, blah, blah. GROSS!
See he wasn't actually saying I was fat after all....what he WAS saying was that I do need to calm down the gall bladder a bit by "CHANGING my dietary habits." Although I do know I need to drop a few pounds as well and all this "special diet" will help.
Later of course when I came home to look all this up on my trusty computer, like any red blooded woman would.
I found out something I hate to take out of my diet. It's heart wrenching really but I can survive without it. BLACK tea
I can always switch to GREEN tea or Rooibis, or something else.....thankfully.
See it all turns out....I'm not complaining.
Because I am continually reminded of all the little babies and the children that are in severe pain right now in Haiti...many were orphans, many now are orphans. Many now without limbs or eyesight. God have mercy.
Gall bladder flareup?