Not Exactly the Christmas Present I was Hoping For

I was holding out for a iPhone 6 Plus. And it was working out perfectly as planned. See our “upgrade” became available on November 4th. Right? Just in time for Christmas.

But instead, it looks like all my Christmas money gets funneled into the Gall Bladder Surgery Fund of 2014.

The fund that covers the removal of crappy gall bladder. The luxurious and all-inclusive day stay at the local hospital joint. This fund will save me from being ill all the time, because apparently, my gall bladder is full of sticks and stones. That *do* hurt me. And yes, it’s just stones, but feels like sticks in there too. Ouch!

I didn’t even know I was sick until I spent five days in Oklahoma with my sister. I had trouble with food. Seems like every place we ate made me sick. And come to find out, it wasn’t where we were eating (Ada’s Asian Buffet!). And it wasn’t the bag of Bit-o-Honey’s I couldn’t stop eating in the back seat of my sister’s car.

Nope, it wasn’t any of those things. It’s just my sucky gall bladder full of sticks and stones.

And now, nearly a month, and two gall stone attacks later, the doctor says it has to go.

I’m told I will feel ever so much better without it.

As the day of surgery draws closer (tomorrow!), I wonder what it will feel like not to have a tight band around my ribs. How it will be to have a normal stomach that doesn’t distend and feel grossly full after I eat. What it will be like to ditch the antacids and anti-nausea meds. The joy of not experiencing the twisting, charley-horse spasm while reclining on the sofa. All things I won’t miss and had no idea were even related to my gall bladder.

So maybe, they are right. Maybe losing the rocks will be a big weight off. BIG.

And although, it’s not an iPhone 6 Plus….at least I will feel normal again.

Photography 101 asked to see our bliss today. Maybe, it’s not a place close to me now, but this is definitely my bliss.

The beautiful Huntington Beach, California.

© 2014 Angelia's Photography

I took this on my last trip to California two years ago.

Tomorrow after my early Christmas present. If I am hurting at all, I will look at my bliss, hear the ocean waves, and smell the soft sea air. Ahhh…bliss!

36 thoughts on “Not Exactly the Christmas Present I was Hoping For

  1. suzicate

    The good thing is now they can do it laproscopically (sp) and you’re home within 24 hours. Had mine done on a Friday and back to work on Monday. Still though, having surgery sucks. Hope all goes well for you.

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    1. Yes, I am having it done by scope. This will be my 5th surgery done that way. It’s the anesthesia that I can’t stand. UGH. Doc said at least a week to heal and maybe a week and half. I’m not rushing back to work by any means. LOL. Told them two weeks just to be safe. I’m a little scared, but I got this. 😀


  2. pattisj

    That is a lovely scene. Wishing you a speedy recovery, and an iPhone 6 Plus, too! I just got mine and love it–except the part about trying to transfer all my accounts–like WordPress and the security stuff that goes with it. Feel better soon, praying for you.

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      1. pattisj

        I finally got WordPress on the new phone. Had to disable 2-step authentication and start all over again. In the process, I locked myself out of the app on my laptop! I found the codes from a year ago and got back in. I’m calling it a day!

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  3. Feeling better is a whole lot better than having an iPhone 6plus. (This coming from a spoiled brat that has an iPhone 6 – no plus.) but I’m oh so sure that health (and bliss) is better. Good Luck. I hope you feel like a million bucks when it’s over. And if you do, then you WILL be able to get an iPhone 6plus. ;-). Seriously. Be better. ❤️

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  4. Angelia, just know that I’m sending MUCH good energy your way for tomorrows’ surgery…

    ((((((((((((((( YOU )))))))))))))

    One of my blogging friends had this done a few years ago and he feels SO MUCH better since it was removed.

    Beautiful photograph, my friend!


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  5. Laura Bloomsbury

    Being without an iphone6 will never hurt you but those sticks and stones need to go – sorry to hear of your pain and wishing you all the best for surgery and getting well. That image is a good one to focus on for healing

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  6. paperjockey

    I had mine out as emergency surgery earlier this year and I certainly feel better for it. As a Canadian I find the idea of having to pay for surgery VERY weird. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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  7. I hope you are doing well! I had mine removed when I was a Senior in high school. I hid the fact that I didn’t feel well from my parents because of an upcoming ski trip at the time. I ended up in the ICU and spent 31 days in the hospital. I will be sending good recovery thoughts your way!! I feel your pain – literally;)

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  8. Snoskred

    Hey there, I found you via the NaBloPoMo blogroll.

    You will feel a lot better. I know several people who had this surgery and when they got the gall bladder out huge stones were found in there! They all felt much more awesome afterwards. 🙂 I hope it goes well for you.

    As part of NaBloPoMo I try to comment on as many participating blogs as I can, and I also add participating blogs to my feed reader.

    So I’m just dropping by to let you know I’ve added your blog to my feedreader, I’m reading you loud and clear, I have a link up going at my place so my readers can find participating blogs which you are more than welcome to add your blog link to.

    Looking forward to seeing your posts, and you’ll likely see me drop by again during November.

    Happy NaBloPoMo to you!

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