June 4, 2010

Attack of the Gallbladder

This weekend is a HUGE weekend of racing! With REV3, Kansas 70.3, Mooseman 70.3, Hawaii 70.3 and I’m sure a few other races too, it seems like everyone will be racing, and that is what I WANT to do too. But unfortunately, I won’t be able to. Instead I’ll be getting ready for surgery on Monday. Yep, you read that right: SURGERY! 

I’ve been having trouble for the past 2 weeks with my gallbladder, kept hoping it would just resolve itself and I would wake up and the pain would be gone…no such luck! (found out that doctors make the absolute worst patients in the process :) )  Training has been hit or miss during this time which has been driving me nuts. Since it’s a huge part of my job as a professional athlete to deal with and manage pain…its been quite frustrating to not be able to do anything about this pain. And I am pretty sure I have a high pain tolerance, so when I am having 9 out of 10 pain, something is definitely wrong!! Another part of my job is listening to my body, and since its yelling at me now…I need to get this taken care of ASAP! I’ll get it out of the way so I can bounce back even stronger than before and back up my National Championship Title with an even better title…World Champion sounds good to me :) And since my SUPER-A Priority race of 2010 is coming up in just three weeks…my wedding!!! I don’t want any trouble down in Mexico.

Good LUCK to everyone racing this weekend!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had my gall bladder out when I was running cross country in undergrad. I kept it in all season (<10 g a fat a day diet...sucked) and then got it out after cc season was over. I was back to swimming about a week later (when the glue fell off) and running pretty soon there after. You're a much stronger and more practiced athlete than I was at the time (or am now); so, you should have a great recovery. I still really can't eat much fat even now that it's out though. Good luck to you and enjoy getting rid of that "shot-with-an-arrow" pain!