Sick and Tired

Remember a little while back I complained of a pain in my abdomen, and I went to the Emergency Room because the pain became unbearable? That was over three weeks ago. Alas, my affliction has not resolved. I haven’t been able to think let alone write a post. It takes all my energy getting through the work day. I come home and collapse. What is wrong, you ask?

My gallbladder should be working at a “35” but it’s at a “13”. In this case, not my lucky number at all. So with a dysfunctional gallbladder, any food I eat, there is a pain involved. The amount is important, too. Large amounts of anything are killers. Even on a bland diet, after a few bites, I feel bloated and heavy like I’ve feasted on a holiday meal.

In addition, I have mutant, alien bloodsucking cysts (melodramatic, moi?) which have attached themselves to my liver and have grown to the size of baseballs. (Yes, baseballs.) This makes me feel pregnant and the pain when they are prodded or they bleed is excruciating.

My stomach growls from hunger, and I have abnormal levels of gas which churns. The good news is I have lost 15 pounds since Jan 3. On Monday, I meet with the gastro specialist who, I presume, will tell me it’s time for surgery. Then, I hope the surgeon will fit me in earlier than later.

I miss posting and being diligent about reading your posts. Just thought I’d give you a head’s up why I’ve been away. It could be a couple more weeks before I’m back to normal, and no longer living out the sci-fi scene in my imagination.  😉

72 thoughts on “Sick and Tired

  1. Oh blimey, so sorry to hear you are still having such problems Cindy, I hope the docs get you sorted ASAP, sending hugs across the pond. Xx

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    1. Thank you, Fraggle. It means a lot.

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  2. Hope you feel better soon .

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    1. Thanks, Paul. Are you on the mend?

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      1. Yes, been feeling a bit better this week. I’m getting there slowly. This chest infection has sapped all my energy, so just being following Dr’s orders and getting plenty of rest.

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        1. Life is in hold, yes? What a Jan.
          Take care and rise again!

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          1. LOL yes, think I’ll just skip January this year! Thank you and hope you are well again soon too 🙂

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  3. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Cindy!

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  4. How awful. I do hope it is sorted soon

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    1. Thanks, Derrick. Temporary situation. I’ll be okay.

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  5. So sorry to hear…and like everyone else posting comments, our thoughts and best wishes are with you for a speedy recovery whatever the treatment

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    1. Thanks, John. I’ll be okay. I still want us to cohost on Feb 13! I hope the discomfort I feel today will be a memory by then.

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      1. Yes, I hope so for you as well!

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  6. As you know from my email, my thoughts are with you, and my sincere hope for a speedy recovery too.
    Best wishes as always, Pete. x

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    1. Thank you, Pete. I know, and I’m grateful.

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  7. You can’t do much without your health.
    Sooner than later, I hope.
    Looking forward to future posts …

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  8. Hope you are back to normal asap

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    1. Me, too! Being ill is boring. Thanks, Andrew.

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  9. I am sorry to hear you are ill, Cindy. All the very best with your visit to the doctor.

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  10. My thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery are with you, Cindy.

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    1. Thank you, Vinnieh. I appreciate your kind words. 🙂

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      1. I hope you are back on your feet again soon, Cindy. You are a blogging star and a talented one at that.

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  11. Don’t you worry about us, Cindy, we’ll all be here when you get back – we just want to have our sweet, healthy Cindy back again. Take care of yourself!!

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      1. Don’t be making me blush now!!

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  12. Get well soon, and that’s an order!!

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  13. Take care of yourself and I hope you feel better soon! We will all be here!

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  14. I hope you feel better soon.

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  15. It didn’t seem appropriate to click the like button given your current predicament.Best wishes for a swift and complete recovery.

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    1. Ta, Paul. I appreciate your words.

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  16. You are so considerate for letting us know. You’re a great blogger and very popular with a lot of people 🙂

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    1. Never thought of it like that, Alex.

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  17. Oh no, Cindy. Here’s hoping surgery will be scheduled soon. Best to you!

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      1. You’re welcome, Cindy.

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  18. thank you for the update cindy. i had the feeling it might be related to your gall bladder, but was hoping it was simply gllstones that could be easily removed. bad as things must be now for you, i am relieved it is not something more serious, and that you should be a newly restored person is short order.

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    1. I thank you, Bill. Gallstones would have been easier. I’ll be okay. This is all an inconvenient, uncomfortable nuisance. I’ve been watching a lot of movies, just can’t find the energy to write about them. Soon.

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  19. I’m so sorey to hear about all this, Cindy! I hope you make a full recovery ASAP!😢

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  20. Having watched my wife suffer with gall bladder for years until it had to be relieved by surgery I understand to level of pain you are talking about. At that stage you can’t live without the gall bladder and you can’t live with it when it comes to pain. I hope you can resolve this. The other liver issue is another matter. I hope you have good medical care where you are.

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    1. My sympathies for your wife and for you who endured the pain, too. I hope this all ends in a week or so. My life is on hold.

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      1. Wishing you all the best and a speedy return to good health.

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  21. Please take it easy, Cindy, until you are feeling well again, which I hope is very soon. I and the rest of your blog fans will be waiting for your new postings. You won’t go out of our thoughts.
    I have not been feeling up to writing and I just reposted some past blogs. Although I should have a few new ones ready soon.

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    1. Great! I love reading your,stories and your fans look forward to them to!

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    2. Too. You have a unique spot in history with all your backstage interactions.

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  22. Here’s hoping to an immediate and successful surgery. Your community will be here waiting for you when you are able to return. In the meantime, stay safe, prioritise correctly and remember we’re thinking of you. Thank you for the update Cindy. Regards Lloyd

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  23. Oh my gosh Cindy, that truly sucks! I hope your doctor can help you and that you get better again! All the best!

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  24. Prayers for you Cindy and I wish you a speedy recovery. My wife had similar gallbladder issues which led to her having it removed. Please give us an update whenever you get a chance.

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    1. Thanks, Keith. Surgery next Friday. This is almost over.

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  25. Oh gosh, Cindy that sounds awful! Hope you get better really soon!

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  26. I was very sorry to hear of this upsetting and strange attacks on both gall bladder and those cysts sound terrifying. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Cindy.
    I came by to tell you I enjoyed “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri.” They had gruesome scenes but there were parts which warmed my heart and made me feel how the main female characters felt. Sally Hawkins and Frances MacDormand were great.
    Sending you peace of mind and much better health once surgery is passed. 🕊 ❤

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  27. Cindy, I am looking forward to hearing that everything went well with the surgury and you are now comfortably recuperating from a nightmare that has mercifully ended with a happy resolution.

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    1. I had two bleeding cysts the size of baseballs. They discovered a cyst in the fold of the liver and drew two litres of fluid! No wonder I felt pregnant. Last night was horrible. Today is better. Just need a couple days to catch my breath.
      Thank you for caring.

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      1. i am sorry you are have been suffering so, but am relieved that you are under medical care and all this will soon be behind you. my thoughts are with you.

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  28. Hang in there, Cindy. Youve got a lot of people here who are hanging in there with you.

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    1. You all are wonderful. I returned to the hospital last night. I keep vomiting and I am in constant pain. Egads what a nightmare.

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      1. im sorry to hear that, but relieved that you are at least able to write us a note to keep us from excess worry. i know we cant really help, but we are there with you.

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  29. Hope you feel better soon! My wife has a history of gallbladder problems. Anyhow, take care!

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  30. So sorry to hear about what you are going through. I feel more sad, as I feel I know you personally. The blogging community too feels like close friends. Wish you a safe recovery. Take Care!!

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  31. Clicking the ‘like’ button seems so inadequate in this context, so I just want to send a hug.

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  32. I wrote a comment so cane back to see if you found it, Cindy! Glad it is published, as some of our comments (on other people’s posts) get sent to awaiting approval “dungeon!”
    Just hope you saw my get well wishes, dear Cindy. 😀
    Hope this gets all sorted out!💮🌸💮

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  33. Oh, and finally saw Sally Hawkins in “Maudie,” which was an excellent, true story. She did beautiful job of portraying an artist who was disabled, while Ethan Hawke was superb as a backwards, simple country farmer who eventually loves and adores Maudie. The black and white film of the interview of real Maud was so heartwarming. ❤️

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