Yes folks, that's right - too much information. Sorry, but this blogsite is not just for sharing all the fun and interesting things taking place in my life. It's also a journal, a means for me to document important things in my life, things I want to remember in my life. Things I'll want to go back and look at and say "When was it that I ...?" A diary if you will.

I have had issues with gallbladder attacks and have been treating myself for over 20 years. Well, I just recently had quite a lengthy bout, one actually lasting about ten days, partly while we were out on the peninsula touring excursion. I will not go into details about the symptoms nor the treatment but I'll attach the process as a picture here for anyone interested in trying it for themselves:

I have always had a good outcome and this time is no different, it accomplished what it was supposed to. It is a liver and gallbladder flush and what it flushes out looks very much like capers. I found a number of those, although not as many as in past times. The first time they were quite plentiful and since then they've been limited to only a couple dozen. I've done this about every 10 years, this is my third time.

And for all you nay-sayers, last year I had a colonoscopy which included a complete doctor-prescribed intestinal cleanout. None of these objects appeared during that flush, so they're not in the intestinal tract, they come from the liver and / or gallbladder. And they're not things that appear to be created during this process either.

This time the difference is that I got quite ill in the middle of the night and it ended up wearing me out completely. I was not as diligent to follow the schedule since I'm unemployed and my sleep schedule is messed up. And my daily dose of apple juice fluctuated. But I can't see how that would make me so ill in the middle of the night. I nearly vomited and nearly passed out, it was awful.

So that's it folks, more for my benefit than yours. Sorry, I warned you in the title. But if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

2 cats hacked up hairballs:

Anonymous August 7, 2009 at 8:15 AM  

So is that a plate of capers? How big were these? I did the cure about 3 times to. Maybe a stone got stuck in a duct. Luv, ma

Anonymous August 7, 2009 at 8:16 AM  

I think you left out the tmi details, glad you're getting things checked out, hope you are feeling better, love Mark

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After 2 unsuccessful marriages I spent 12 years as a divorcee, only to fall prey to another man's wiles. We had a fun 5 years together and then he decided he wanted more freedom so once again I'm single.

So I'm freshly divorced at 57 and have 5 great kids and now 7 grandkids. My kids are still a major part of my life but I'm busy helping my aging parents on Kauai.

I've lived in California, Hawaii and Oklahoma before finally settling here in Washington. I love Washington and come back to visit family, friends and take care of my garden often but will be temporarily a resident of Kauai.

I've moved 30 times in my life (no, my parents weren't in the service, at least not since I was about 2) and finally planted roots when I got my little house that I've owned since '91.

My family are Jehovah's Witnesses, I've been one since '72.