All night walk around, stretch, read New Yorker article about Concord/Yankee strictures, attempt sleep, can’t get comfortable, sit, up, stretch, etc. Last two nights too. Like pregnant person, sort of. Also one night last week. But everything OK during day.

But yesterday (day) bad feeling not dissipate. And very thirsty. And very polyuria. Felt sure Big Type 1 Diabetes Moment arrive (this is it!), but blood sugar normal. Hmm? No matter. Honestly thought: it must be some kind of normal blood sugar onset diabetes that you never hear about until it happens to you and then you find that area of TuDiabetes and are like oh, but of course.

Primary care doctor listen all crazy symptoms I can’t get comfortable. I can’t sleep. I’m not really in pain, I just feel like…almost like a knot in my stomach? But higher, and my back hurts too, on the ribs, and I feel like if I stretch enough, everything will go back into place and I’ll be fine, but it’s been three days…do you think I’m just going to have a really big fart?

Doctor prescribe blood work, abdominal ultrasound.

Ultrasound technician I’m not really supposed to say, but if I were you I’d want to see this, look at that, see? Can you see those giant stones?

BIGFOOT: Is this an autoimmune thing?

ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN: Hm. Not that I know of. I don’t think so.

IMG_9529-2Gall! Balls! Nerve! Chutzpah! How dare unrelated misfortune strike?

So now: washed hair, packed little bag, ready for hospital trip/moment’s notice—like having a baby but 100% more opioids/100% less cute.

Not diabetes-related at all but…gallbladder trouble kind of like Type 2 diabetes: gallstones-obesity often partners. Grants people opportunity say but you’re not fat. Also persons could say (some suggestions) but you’re so young! And so beautiful! And so kind. And you eat so many leafy greens.

Not diabetes-related at all but share here. Why? Part is: Bigfoot so accustomed medical overshare. Part is: opioids. Forgive.

Hope discover gallstones = autoimmune thing & not just new, random misfortune.

Good part: not big/scary problem. Snip snap done.





  1. Susan A. · April 29, 2014

    You will feel so much better and be glad this isn’t the 80’s when you would have a NG tube and have only clear liquids! And not be able to go home until you poop! You ARE too young, thin and beautiful for this to happen!! Take advantage if the drugs and get some sleep!.

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  2. mollyjade · April 29, 2014

    Some people (including women) say gall stones are more painful than giving birth. So feel free to wallow!

    Feel better!

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  3. theperfectd · April 29, 2014

    I’m sure your gallbladder is just as beautiful and young as you are. Feel better!!! (And opioids? Yea!)

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  4. Linda · April 29, 2014

    Maybe there’s a minor god up there tasked with throwing lightning bolts at your life? So sorry!

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  5. Karen · April 29, 2014

    Blaaa, autoimmune or not, I do not like that these gallstones are picking on you.

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  6. cbwinchild · April 29, 2014

    SERIOUSLY, THOUGH: you’re so young! And so beautiful! And so kind. And you eat so many leafy greens.

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  7. Theresa · April 29, 2014

    Well, try to enjoy your vacation. Granted it’s not the vacation your friends and neighbors take. But seriously, it will be impossible for you to check your son’s blood sugar,etc, while you’re in the hospital. You will feel a great weight lifted. Also, like you said, the drugs…. And post surgery, some nice nursing aide may put warm fuzzy socks on you. You! Who have up until now put socks on others! Incredible! Wishing you a speedy recover. And don’t just guzzle your oxycodone bc it may come in handy later, like say if you can’t sleep or if you have bronchitis and want to stop the world for a few hrs respite…. I’m totally serious. Enjoy this. (Holy shit, this is what our lives are like!!!!!)

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  8. StephenS · April 30, 2014

    So, so sorry you have to deal with one more thing. That’s the problem, isn’t it? One more thing on top of everything else. Hope the snip snap done goes well, and the opioids bring relief and happiness.

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