^ not ready to ditch the gall bladder
the Easter Sunday attack was the first time it was really bad, and did not know what it was - before that it was minor discomfort, like a gassy stomach
now that I know what it is (not an exploding appendix or anything dangerous) and I know what things set it off, I can deal with it, and mostly Ive been able to avoid it.
For me taking a walk usually works the bile thru the duct and the pressure is gone. I have noticed that when it releases all at once it can make you nauseated. But I know what that is too and can get thru it.
The gall bladder does have a purpose, if you eat fatty food and your gall bladder has been removed, you will get diarrhea. I understand for some people the organ gets so bad it has to come out, but if it can be managed then its not that bad.
The last time it acted up I ate one of those $2 bags of M&Ms while out riding all day. About 10PM that night I was reminded why those bags are for sharing...
I guess I should mention, Im not in that bad of shape with my new broken toe. Dr gave me an official Neil Armstrong Moon Sandal to keep my toes flat when I walk, and to leave historic footprints everywhere I go.
I think I can get my riding boot on, its my right foot, so I can brake gently, and plant my foot on the heal... I cant imagine not riding for a whole 3 weeks... we'll see how it goes. If it was my left foot I dont think I would be able to upshift.
Last edited by KCW; 07-22-2019 at 07:18 PM.