From my journal, dated October 26, 2013
My stomach gets upset pretty often. Well, fairly often. I do not know if this is something that happens to everyone, but I kind of doubt it. I do not know if it’s related to me not having a gallbladder and therefore my body not being able to digest things as well. Or, it could be something that I eat. I just don’t know.
It’s always in the mornings, 1/2 hour to one hour after I wake up. The feelings of indigestion and pain leave once I go to the bathroom. After I go to the bathroom I feel relief but then I stand up and a few minutes later I have to go again. I almost always go 3 times.
Pain is a funny thing because when you aren’t experiencing it, you can talk about it so objectively and almost dismissively. But, when you are in the midst of it, you forget that courage and all you want is for it to stop. It hijacks your mind and body.
These episodes of mine happen probably around twice a month. They truly suck, but the best part is the relief once it’s over, and the feelings of being completely and utterly empty.