Today started hard and ended with a bonus. When it is time to go out of town for a doctor visit, I can never go right to sleep. Melatonin did not work. My feet were cold! Finally, when the sun was lighting the sky a bit, I went to sleep. Then, I awoke before the alarm went off and decided to just stay up. Sure, two hours is enough. NOT!
I was going to drive my car and let exbf ride. After a light came on the dash of my car, I decided I would drive his car. After no sleep, I told him he needed to drive. sigh...We went the back way to Huntsville, familiar to me but not to him. So, I asked him to drive slowly. We arrived at the office without incidence and he ate the McD sandwich that was his lunch. I was so relieved he had not had an accident and followed my directions that I was now in pain because of no food.
Instructions were not to eat for eight hours before the test. Another person said not to eat after midnight. Since my appointment was for 12:30 pm and it takes them 30 to prep me, att 2 am I had oatmeal and milk.
Nurses have a difficult time finding a vein. My veins are elusive and roll away. If I have been limited in fluid intake, it is doubly hard. Today was no different. Actually, we could both see a vein but the nurse decided to wrap my arm in a towel soaked in hot water and wrap it in a blanket. That works.
She mentioned they have a light to see veins. I had heard of this and asked to see what it did. She obliged and shone it on my arm. WOW! Lots of little veins and capillaries...guess that is what they were. I had heard about this instrument but had never seen it in use. Have you?
After not eating for over 11 hours and lying flat of my back and not moving, I was famished and stiff. Orange juice and graham crackers, I felt better. Have you ever seen a in a wheelchair sucking down juice and stuffing graham crackers in her mouth, oblivious to all, just stuffing her face? Well, that was me.
I hope my gall bladder needs to come out. Keep your fingers crossed for me. It has been over 35 years since I was first tested following what was termed a "gall bladder attack." Over the years, I have been tested many times, but I have a fine, fully functioning gall bladder....when it is tested. Otherwise, there is pain, nausea, and throwing up.
Then, we got stuff from Charlie--extra produce, juice and stuff. So, now I have a half dozen bananas, 6 Granny Smith apples, a pomegranate, 4 oranges, celery, two bunches of spinach, volume-wise about two quarts of red grapes. There were half-gallons of juice and pastries to choose from. I got a loaf of 100% Wheat bread and yogurt. There may have been more, but I am not getting up to look.
The six bell peppers I put in the dehydrator are done. The humidity here will determine that. The celery bought for $0.69 and the free one today need to go into the dehydrator. I can put those in with the peppers since the fragrance of one won't really affect the other.
Tomorrow, I need to freeze 20 lbs of chicken or bake it or put it in the crockpot...ugh. Right now, I need to make sure there is a freshly washed and dried pint jar for the dehydrated bell peppers.
Since I have lots of frozen chicken, I can taste chicken salad with lots of celery in it. The celery won't be good in a salad once rehydrated. So, it's now or never!
Yesterday. I bought tomatoes and eggs from the farmer's market. Good week!
Have you ever had your gall bladder give you problems for years? Did you have it out? Did you suffer for years before it ever was bad enough to not have it removed?