Surgery and Sick

It’s been a very difficult few weeks.

On February 21st I went in for gallbladder surgery. Everything went well and my gallbladder was fully removed. I don’t feel any different not having one. People warned me about the side effects of not having a gallbladder but so far I’ve had none of them. Annoyingly I didn’t lose any weight from it. I was hoping my gallstones (all three) were at least two stone each but sadly not.

The Galway Clinic, where I had the op, were absolutely brilliant. If you need surgery I can highly recommend them. Hopefully you don’t need surgery.

After two weeks I was all set to call work and report back fit for duty. Noticing I had a few cold symptoms and knowing management would have a conniption if I went in with covid symptoms I thought it best to do a covid test to find out. Bloody thing tested positive didn’t?! Saturday was a little rough but fine then Sunday it hit me hard. I’d say it was Wednesday before I felt capable of doing things yet not much as the brain fog was in full swing. Sitting in front of the computer to do some work and I just couldn’t think!

Anyway, I’m feeling better today yet sadly still have symptoms so I’m not sure if I can go back to work next week. I think you have to be 48hrs clear of symptoms and I’m not. It sucks but there’s nothing I can do about. I genuinely love my job and am desperate to get back! Ugh!

Anyway, Happy St. Patricks Day.