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More good times with gallbladders.

Posted Apr 27 2012 6:28am

So remember that time I was complaining about my gallbladder ? Well you all convinced me that I needed to get it checked out. Soooo I went to the doctor, who said, “sounds like it’s your gallbladder.  Go have an ultrasound.”  So I did.  But after waiting almost a week for the results, I found out that the ultrasound didn’t show anything wrong.  Yet, I am still having these classic gallbladder symptoms.  So, as you read this, I will be preparing for a gallbladder SCAN.  Which, will be expensive AND require me to lay still on my back for TWO HOURS.  And hopefully show something if there is something to see.

I am totes freaking out about the two hours thing. The idea of it just flips me out!!!  I am taking my phone and my headphones and have downloaded an audio book to listen to. I hope it works!

But anyhoo, when I was endlessly waiting for my ultrasound results, I decided to take matters into my own hands and do a natural gallbladder “cleanse”.  I know, I’m totally nuts.  But my crunchy friend Laura kept telling me to do one involving drinking olive oil and grapefruit juice, and I got so desperate from the pain and the waiting that I DID it.

I cannot believe I did it.

Not just because it’s weird, but because I am a total wimp.  And yet, I drank THIS:


8 oz of fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice and olive oil.  It took me about 10 minutes to get it all down! I really cannot believe I did it.  The worst part was drinking two 4-0z glasses of water mixed with Epsom salts before hand.  That stuff was NASTEEEEEEEE.

It definitely cleansed a whoooooole lot of stuff, but unfortunately it was not the cure-all for the ol’ gallbladder.

So it’s off to the hospital I go for the scan.

And hopefully, some answers.  Wish me luck!


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