Monday, September 28, 2009

Out of commision..

I've been on an unplanned vacation this last week, my building projects, garden harvest, dozens of things interrupted. It seems my gall bladder went into some kind of hissy fit last monday night, didn't like the lovely steamed cabbage I had chowed down on. So off to the hospital by ambulance with my insides in an uproar, intense pain, and a diagnosis of "It's gotta come out".
Free health care is a wonderful thing, and I hate to think what this would have cost us without medicare, but...timely delivery would be wonderful also. I got hooked up to an iv and put on a standby list for surgery and waited and waited and waited whilst people kept having car accidents and clogging up the operating rooms. In the photo its friday night and I just got the news I was on my way.
So now I'm home and kinda shocked to see on the bathroom scale I lost 14 pounds from not eating for nearly a week, holy cow that iv fluid must be light on calories... Now I have a free pass when I get my appetite back, for cake and cookies and ice cream!


Gwen Buchanan said...

14 lbs lighter .. is that how they get folks to leave the hospital, "starve them to death"... or that was one heavy gall bladder...!!!

I'm glad to see that smile on your face Kathi!!! That means you feel better, right?

I'm sure you can get a little catering from Jim this next while... better take advantage of it!!

kathi dunphy said...

Lovely to see you yesterday Gwen, and enjoy some tea with you and an exchange of "falling apart" stories. Thank you for all your kindnesses.