Right Now

As you read this I am maybe in theater, or maybe I’ve made it into recovery. Maybe I’m already on the ward, resting up. One way or another, I am currently in hospital to have my gallbladder removed.

Things were going along fine and then BAM! – I was struck with an eleven hour attack which started in the day (which never happened for me), just as I was feeling better from that I had another (also lasting 11 hours in total) which was followed by a 5 hour attack the next day. I couldn’t eat and was completely wiped out for weeks after.

The doctor I saw got the ball rolling for me to see a surgeon, which I did and then I went about life thinking I had months to sit on the waiting list, then less than two weeks ago I got the call and it’s been a whirlwind of appointments since.

I was almost ready to call it all off just the other day, contemplating leaving Felix for a night while he’s still breastfed, thinking of poor James having to figure out my very ‘complex’ organisation of our life (it’s a shambles, poor man) and everything happening so fast had my anxiety sky rocketing. Then, I was hit with 23 hours of straight agony. I couldn’t keep liquids down and sleep was the only thing that didn’t hurt but getting to sleep in the first place was a difficult task.

After that, I was all “Bring on Tuesday.”

At the time of writing this, I’m a mixture of thrilled I won’t have to go through that pain again and nervous about the whole thing.

And, now it is Tuesday.

Edit: I’m home now. In more pain than I imagined and not coping very well with not being able to lift or cuddle Felix or cuddle the kids. 

What are you up to today?
Tell me something to cheer me up or keep my mind off my pain/missing my family.

Linking up with Essentially Jess for #ibot



  1. Far out!! I hope you are in recovery and feeling amazing (if only cos of the drugs, but soon because of a successful op) What a big deal! How stressful for you all.

  2. I can’t believe you were writing this just before surgery – but sometimes the only way to stay calm is to express your words. Hope you are feeling better soon. xoxoxoxo

  3. Oh my Gosh, Becky! That sounds incredibly painful. I’m sure the operation will go well and it will be life changing for you. Here’s to a quick recovery.

  4. Oh my goodness! Wishing you the very best of health and recovery xx

  5. Sounds like it was a really good thing that they got you in! I’m up to work tody…nothing too facsinating!

  6. OH Becky! Hope it all goes well and recovery is quick x

  7. Oh dear, I hope you are resting and in recovery now. My day was pretty shitty so I wont go on about it. Tomorrow is another day and hopefully a fresh start for us both. #TeamIBOT

  8. Gall bladder. Ouch! Will be better soon though. So much better soon.
    What am I up to? Sitting around waiting for fashion show(s) to finish so we can drive home from Sydney in time for work/school tomorrow. Red Bull may be required.

  9. Oh dear…I hope everything went well and you are resting now and recovering. Take care and my thoughts are with you xx

  10. Ooo not nice you poor thing. I saw my brother-in-law go through this. Were you able to have keyhole surgery? That would definitely speed up the healing process, though it isn’t always possible, especially if things are inflamed at the time of the op (as was the case for my B-I-L). Hope you are feeling much better soon. Gotta wonder why we even have a gall bladder … bit like an appendix and no longer necessary perhaps?!

  11. Oh Becky – you poor thing! What an ordeal! I hope you recover quickly and feel better soon. Take care of yourself! xo

  12. Hope you’re feeling a whole lot better today 4 days into recovery!

  13. Oh No! I’ve had my gallbladder removed and know the pain you are talking about. The good thing is, and I hope this cheers you up, is that the pain does go, it won’t hang around for long! I hope you feel better soon.

  14. Hope you’re feeling better now. I’ve never had gallbladder surgery so have no idea what you’re going through but can’t imagine it’s pleasant.

    I hope the pain has eased and you’re about to lift and cuddle again.


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