Friday, April 17, 2009

Food: I Love You!

Unfortunately, over the years, I have sometimes seen food not as my friend but as my enemy. What a shame! There is nothing better than a juicy tomato, a perfectly ripened avocado, a warm slice of freshly baked bread, a small piece of smooth brie cheese... The list is long. Food nourishes our body and our soul. Yet, it's sometimes so hard to see food as the great friend it is!

My gallstone problems have unfortunately made me afraid of food at the moment. I can't really enjoy food because I am afraid that it may cause another painful, unbearable attack. There are of course certain foods that I know to limit or avoid, but the list is pretty long and no one knows for sure. I spent the day yesterday unable to eat anything because of the ultrasound. I was allowed to eat prior to 7:00 a.m. and then couldn't eat until 5:00 p.m. It was a LOOONG day without my friend, food.

I guess what I am learning (once again) is to appreciate food and to not take it for granted.

How often have I seen you as the enemy. I am sorry! Food, I truly love you! And I can't wait to enjoy you without fear and instead with true appreciation soon again! I now know that you have been my friend all along!

Be well,


  1. food appreciation is one of the best parts of my recovery! Now I can enjoy cheese, avocados (i thought they were too fatty), yogurt, peanut butter, almond butter, crackers, and any carb! I hope you get to feeling better and eating more of what you want soon! Have a great weekend!

  2. Hate to ask, but does that mean that you are likely to have the surgery to remove the gall bladder?

  3. Yes,I'll have surgery, but I would still like to wait until the summer if possible. I'll meet with a surgeon once the official ultrasound report is done. My doctor recommends surgery sooner rather than later to avoid a stone getting stuck. If that were to happen, I would have to have emergency surgery, which obviously is never a good thing. Once the official ultrasound report is in, we can evaluate the size of the stones and see if I can wait a few months to have the surgery.

    Have a great weekend everyone!