This past Tuesday, somewhere right past midnight, I experienced the absolute worst pain I have ever experienced in my life. I woke up with chest pains, and a numb arm, and thought that I was having a heart attack. My roommate drove me the almost-thirty-minutes to the hospital emergency room, all the while I thought that I was dying. I kid you not, it was terrifying.
It turns out that I was having a gallbladder attack. Five hours in the emergency room, some blood tests, a CAT scan, an IV of pain killers didn't reveal anything... the ultrasound the next day revealed gallstones.
Unfortunately, I never took the time to get a regular doctor - I got some recommendations for one, though, so I'm going to try to set up an appointment for the end of the week. As of now, I don't think I need surgery, but have drastically changed my diet to ensure that this doesn't happen again. I wouldn't wish the pain of a gallbladder attack on my worst enemy.
The good thing, though, is that this new health issue is causing me to watch what I eat and drop weight. I guess I needed something to get me back on track...
In non-related news, I have been very excitedly looking for apartments for rent in Nashville. The Spring can't get here soon enough.