So three weeks ago tomorrow I went in, went to sleep and woke up minus Gordon and my gallbladder. It’s been an interesting few weeks getting used to my new body and digestive system and it’s only now that I’m starting to feel even remotely like my old self. I won’t lie, it hasn’t been an easy ride but then again it hasn’t been an easy last 12 months to be honest. When I look back to twelve months ago I started with my symptoms but had no idea what they were. I was slowly pulled to my knees, crippled over in pain and couldn’t even tie my shoelaces some days without retching and being sick. I spent the year suffering back pain, stomach pain, sickness, and shittyness, exhaustion and illness and it wasn’t until December I found out what it was. In all that time I lost my mojo and had no energy or ability to complete my goals.
So now I’m faced with starting my journey all over again. I have completely gone back to almost where I started. With hardly being able to do anything or eat properly for the last 6 months to a year, it was inevitable that I was going to put on weight. Well I did and I don’t do things by halves so I ballooned back up to 23stone. Now I’m not proud of this and it makes me cringe and it hurts to think of all the hard work I put in over 2016 but do you know what… 2017 kicked my ass…. that’s ok. 2018 is going to be the opposite.
I’ve spent the first three months of 2018 in pain, in bed, eating ham sandwiches and plain crisps as they were the only thing that didn’t make me sick. (Oh and sucking on lemon sherbets) now I’m back on real food so I’m finding out all my old SW world recipes. I’m not in a position to join SW again at this current moment as due to being sick for most of the last year I am unfortunately rather skint, but I am, however looking forward to starting a new job in the near future… it’s another part time job to add to my time juggling skills but I’m really excited about it. I’m not ready to divulge all just yet but I’ll blog about it soon.
I’ve also changed my Fitbit and exercise goals back down to basics again and will be starting from scratch so if you feel like you missed my journey the first time around then do not fear…. it’s time for the rerun!!!
I will be starting the couch to 5k again from scratch, I will be signing up for medals when I’ve got a bit of cash behind me. I will be shouting about my upcoming Jog on Fatty events including Bootcamps and weekends away but for now I will mainly be trying to get used to my new digestive system…….
Yep…. there’s new things to get used to in JOF HQ!
So I love you all, I’m getting back in the game and I’m ready for you to come with me (or not… I don’t care… I’m on a mission!!!)
If you have any particular questions or want to know about life without a gallbladder, my surgery or anything else, feel free to message me and I’ll answer any questions you have. I completely understand as I had loads of questions and worries before I went for my op so feel free to be as graphic as you need to be. There’s nothing sacred anymore…. I’m so used to talking poop and bile issues!!
And on that note. Goodnight and stay awesome!! Xx