...to have my gallbladder removed through keyhole surgery (unless of course they can't do it that way, in which case they slice me open the traditional way). Apparently, I have gall stones which has not only shocked my doctor, but also multiple nurses and 2 surgeons lol. Why the surprise? Because I'm 22, male, and sitting nicely in the middle of my BMI. I don't have high cholestorol, I'm not over-weight and never have been (so fit none of the conventions of someone suffering from them).
My doctor told me to write down everything I eat during a week and get back to him...to his surprise my diet consists of lots of chicken breasts, fresh fish, vegetables, fruit, etc..etc...you get the point, it's a bit o' a phenomenon. I don't know what he was expecting, maybe he was expecting me to be guzzling vats of lard with every triple whopper he assumed I was eating every hour on the hour. There is also no history of them in my family.
I have 2 weeks off work 'to rest'...and then apparently I can't do anything strenous for another 4-6 lest I give myself 4 hernias at the same time . So basically I could have 2 months off work because as I'm a hospital porter my job involves moving fat cunts up and down corridors all day so the surgeon advised me against rushing back to work. That'll help the ol' bank account
I keep getting asked by neighbours, relatives, friends, etc...if I'm worried and 'good luck' and all that bollocks, but to be honest I haven't thought too much about the operation as it's got to be done so meh I know it's going to suck and be a little uncomfortable at first but whatever. I've actually been looking forward to it, strangely, because I have a writing project I've been working on since January-ish and not being able to exert myself might give me the opportunity to get it finished at last
The only thing that's a bit of a shitter is that my local cinema has started showing old films every week, and on Tuesday they're showing John Carpenter's "The Thing"...and I'm not going to be able to go
Oh well, as long as I'm better by the end of November when I fully intend on going away to Amsterdamn for the weekend, I care little!
Anyhoo, I'll probably start posting again when I start feeling more like a human being and less like a desk tidy.
Yikes. Good luck! I'm sure that's a pretty routine operation, so everything should be fairly smooth