Not to judge my internal organs, but my gall bladder seems like a real bitch.  She gave me an attack just days before the New Year (was in hospital for 2 days), and now, after she’s gone an intense pain is left her wake.

 

I had gall bladder removal surgery yesterday. The pain meds are not working. One thing about my old stripper days and drug taking is that – the drugs worked. I’m not proud of the fact I was a Party Girl who loved her MDMA and Cocaine, but I didn’t need to double my dosages to feel anything.

 

Which brings me to an interesting point: maybe taking all those drugs back then is why I am so immune to the feeling of being high on prescription meds now. All I know is I had to basically double (some cases triple) my dosage to get some relief.

 

After coming home yesterday, Kevin was an angel. He fed me, nursed me and put up with my whining/screaming/crying.  I really won the jackpot there.

 

So here I am – 4:00 in the morning having just woken up from the pain. But it’s more manageable today. I got out of bed (ok, slid) on my own, which is a HUGE improvement from just hours earlier.

 

In my career as a stripper, I had to endure some aches and pains along the ride, but if you would have told me I’d be recovering from gall bladder surgery “twenty years from now”, I would have laughed, bent over, and gladly accepted your tip. Then I would have gone out to a club, drank tons of booze and ingested some street drugs.

 

Even though my bum gall bladder is a result in good old-fashioned hereditary, I take full responsibility for not taking better care of myself.

 

I am writing a chapter on the drug years this week. This surgery puts a whole new perspective on how much internal disrespect I had for my body. The lesson I am taking away from this surgery is that no matter what, our bodies are our heaven. We must treat them with care, respect and love.

 

Here is the part where you tell me – Have you ever disrespected your body?

 

 


9 comments

  1. Christine: I want to wish you a speedy recovery…surgery is a drag, eh?I look forward to your future post on the "drug years". You may or may not recall, I am a recovering addict/alcoholic and have had my own experiences with drugs. I always find it very interesting to hear other people's stories about their drug/alcohol use/abuse…Abusing my body? Yep, OH YEA…every day for nearly 30 years, it's incredible what our bodies will endure.It is a scientific fact that our bodies develop a tolerance for booze, drugs..you don't have to be an addict. So it's very possible you do have a physical tolerance to the narcotic pain medication your taking since you used to use coke. You might want to discuss it w/your Doc, he/she may be able to help with that…and again, Get Well Soon!

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  2. I found your blog by the oddest of circumstances, quite arbitrary really, remarkable. You told me to follow!! So here I am, a manic, wired up ferret who happens to support the Naps and Dancing ticket, and will conquer the world through the judicious hording of blueberry poptarts. When the world wants them back? They are gonna have to go through me to get em! Now, this ingenious plot I have found has no detractors. Nobody has ever stepped forward to say nay, no evil trouble makers have dared to say that it won't work. I take that to mean I am a freakin genius, and anyone who's called me deranged or warped, is just being silly, right? Oh, about the gall stones? Did you ask the doctor for them? Tell him you'd like to keep them as a souvenir and you wanna pickle them… Never leave a comrade on the battlefield. I tweet at @Samuel_Clemons

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  3. Hope u feel better soon!Pls take good care of your self. Your post touched my heart, I've learnt one thing, love and take care of yourself before you can take care of your loved ones. Yes i have disrespect my body by sleeping late, when hungry i delayed eating, and no exercise being done. 😦

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  4. I really love your posts. I really hope you start feeling much better ! I can only imagine what your going through. Im having an off again on again affair with pot..I promised myself i wouldnt smoke it again, but once im around friends There I am French Inhaling a cloud of toxin.. Do get well !

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  5. Hi Christine, This is the first blog that i am reading and love it , what intrigues me the most is i totally understand what your saying as my life commensurate's to yours, not the stripper part but the Drug's part . I have already started feeling the wear and tear of my earlier crazy party days . Cant wait for your next post !

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