Friday, July 15, 2005


That's how I feel this morning! Alive and in shape and amazing. I broke in my new spinning shoes and, wholly shit do they make a huge difference. For anyone reading this who doesn't know what spinning is, it's a cardio workout on a specialized stationary bike. On average, I burn about 600 calories in 45 minutes (which, in weight watchers terms is an extra 6 points for that day!). However... my body is being mean to me again. I went to the doctor about this weird pain I've been getting between my shoulder blades and the (teensy bit of TMI) constant burping. When I told the lovely Dr. F about my symptoms she was pretty sure it was gall bladder. I have an appointment Monday for an Ultrasound. Let's all hope that it's acid reflux (similar symptoms) and I just have to take some pills and not get my belly sliced open. Okay, I'm being melodramatic, it's laproscopic but I'm totally freaked out by the thought of having to do general anesthesia. You'd think with all of the procedures I've been through the past year I wouldn't care but.. that's one thing that has always scared me. Anesthesia. In the meantime, as I await my diagnosis I'm determined to be as healthy as I can because I have one minor live event and one MAJOR life event. Minor... 20 Year High School Reunion. MAJOR... bringing home my son.


  1. Glad your new shoes are working out for you (get it...working out--ok I'll stop now).

    I hope the doc has good news for you.

    YAY for the life events. Are you going to the 20th reunion? Did you go to your 10th?

  2. Diamonds1:14 PM

    I hate to say it, Jules, but upper back pain and burping says gall bladder to me. I will still hope that it is acid reflux for your sake.


  3. Kelly8:04 PM

    Hi..stumbled on your blog somehow :)

    First, congrats on your referral!! I really hope to be in your shoes a year from now.

    Second, it does sound like your gallbladder. If it is, it's almost better than reflux in a way because once it's removed you're better. I had mine removed almost 8 years ago (at the ripe ole age of 21). The surgery is quick. I was home that afternoon and stopped taking my pain pills the next afternoon. Overall, I am much happier without it!

  4. yup. cycling shoes make all the difference in the world. you get the push and the pull in the workout and you're not slipping out of your pedals every two minutes.

    good luck with your gall bladder!

  5. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Don't fret about the gallbladder thing, I lived with mine killing me, very aggrivating, every time I wanted to do something I would have an attack. Went in and had it out and could have kicked myself for waiting s long. It was a snap.

    You should be fine!