"I'd rather be seen on my bicycle than on a park run" - Quote from the dark side

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Quite a Scare

On Saturday evening my stomach started to feel a bit uncomfortable with a few cramps and just general soreness. As the evening progressed this became worse and later nearly unbearable. By 3 AM Sunday morning I was literally crawling on the floor and I was sure my appendix was about to burst.
So it was off to the emergency room of the closest hospital at speed. On arrival I started vomiting and without going into any details I knew immediately this was not my appendix, but gallbladder problems. To cut a long story short, that is exactly what it was/is. Gallbladder infection in a bad way.
So obviously no long run for me on Sunday and no running for a while. The rest should be good for me but I’ll need to evaluate my training and race plans for the next few weeks. I’m feeling a lot better now and will keep you posted.

40 comments:

Emz said...

I've never personally gone through this torment but I hear it is excruciatingly painful.

So happy to hear you are feeling better.

Andrew Opala said...

This is a frightening pain - one of my colleagues at work turned so pale one day - he obviously was keeping his breathing shallow because of the pain and he passed out - we rushed him to the Hospital and they immediately took him over other people.

I think they made him drink 6 or 7 litres (almost 2 gallons) of fluids every day during his recovery period on the antibiotics.

He recovered and is now a pain in the ass for us!

Hang in the Johann!

T S said...

I'm glad that you are okay - take it easy and feel better soon.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Speedy recovery!

Matty O said...

Not good! Glad you were able to find out right away. Good luck on the recovery!!!

Anne said...

That sounds very scary indeed. Do take care...I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better. Hugs ((()))

Jon said...

Scary! Hope the healing process is quick and you can get back to running ASAP.

Indi said...

sounds pretty painful! Here's to a speedy recovery!

Marlene said...

Yikes!!! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Lesley said...

Yikes! Glad to hear you're feeling better! Sending healing thoughts your way. Enjoy the rest. Your running shoes will be waiting.

Zaneta said...

Yuck! I'm sorry you are not feeling well! BUT glad that you are feeling better than you were! Please take care of yourself and keep us posted!!

Adrienne said...

Glad you are okay. Take it easy and get well.

P said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about this! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Jill said...

Argh!! Sorry to hear you were so sick...but glad you are feeling better! Hoping for a very speedy 100% recovery!

Lisa said...

Yikes. That is scary. Glad you are doing better. Hope you are 100% soon.

Jennifer said...

How scary! Please get better soon Johann! We want to read many more of your posts!

Julie said...

Hi Johann,
I am so sorry to hear about your sickness! It doesn't sound like much fun:( Take care of yourself, get plenty of rest and get better soon! Keep the chin up and keep smiling:)

Mike The Runner said...

Wow!! Take care and hope you feel better.

lindsay said...

oh yikes. well glad you know what's going on at least - get well soon!

Char said...

Yeow - sounds awful. Hope you're feeling better soon.

ajh said...

Long story but I have had my gall bladder out and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Started my whole road to fitness but you are already there!

The Green Girl said...

I am so sorry. A coworker had gall bladder issues earlier this year and he said it was the worst pain he'd experienced in his entire life so my heart goes out to you. I hope you feel better soon.

Black Knight said...

Sorry for the problem and glad that you feel better now. Take it easy and don't worry, you have all the time to plan and reach new goals. All the best.

HappyTrails said...

Johann - I have some family history with GB issues. There are some good dietary practices to keep it cleared (assuming it was not removed, which you did not mention.) Take care of it and get yourself back to strength - those attacks weigh your body down!
S

Laura said...

Hope you are recovering...I would not even know what gallblader infection is.....
scary stuff..

chris mcpeake said...

Glad that you are okay. GB infection doesnt sound like a very good time.

Staci said...

Sorry to hear about your health scare, glad that it had a positive outcome. Sometimes we don't listen to the subtle messages from our body and then we are "forced" into rest. Take it easy and trust in the process :-).

Quinton J said...

HAng in there buddy...get better soon.

AZ said...

Wow, how could you know it was the gall bladder versus all the other organs that are in there? You are definitely in tune with your body.

Sherri said...

I hope you recover fast!

I had my gallbladder out 5 years ago!
It was not fun...the pain, before....but your right, once they got it out....everything felt much better!

Average A said...

Happy to hear you're feeling better. Keep following that path and be completely well soon!

xoxo
A

Chris K said...

Holy cow, that sounds quite scary. I hope you are on the road to recovery Johann. All the best to you!

Giorgio said...

I'm glad that your health scare had a positive outcome. Feel better soon!
Looking forward to reading your posts!

ultra collie said...

get better soon johann..at least you're well enough to tell the tale yes?

Natalia said...

Oh dear, that sounds horrible! Good catch though. Hope you feel better and are up and about soon. Enjoy the rest....you will come back even more stronger!

Cindy said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Colin Hayes said...

Wow, sorry to hear it. A lot of runners w/either injuries or illness right now. Rest up and heal quickly, Johan.

Molly said...

Oh Johann, I'm sorry about your gallbladder, I hope you're on the mend soon, and back to running asap!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

hoping for a speedy recovery for you.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Hoping that you are on the mend!