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May Secret Subject Swap

Hello friends!

This week, 16 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

My¬†subject is “Have you ever made a mountain out of a molehill? Did everything end up as disastrous as you thought it would?” submitted by Searching for Sanity. Here goes!

According to my Husband, and I must agree, I tend to make a habit of turning mountains into molehills. Some mountains are more hill-like than mountainous but needless, I tend to make a big deal of things, especially if my hormones are raging.

Most recently though, I was CONVINCED that my gallbladder had finally burst. Back in February I had been having some abdominal pain and doctors figured out my gallbladder was giving me issues. After an ultrasound to confirm no stones, and then a HYDA scan to see how well/not well it was working, my doctor said my gallbladder was working at 41% but that wasn’t bad enough to remove it.

Fast forward to the end of March. Its a lovely Saturday night, Husband and I needed dinner. We went to Arby’s and enjoyed our sammiches. A few hours later, I wake up to pain and cramping. After some time in the bathroom, my body rejected the food and the pain subsided. I went back to bed. What I did not know, was that while I was sleeping, my husband’s body also rejected his food. When I woke up later, I still felt AWFUL. Lots of cramping, back aches, and just the smell of food made my stomach roll. Husband, that lucky duck, was fine. I tried to stay hydrated but it was hard, and then my body decided to reject the food I had eaten Saturday for lunch!

I was convinced that since most of the food wasn’t digested well, and the pain wouldn’t go away my gallbladder had ruptured (never mind the fact that I had no fever or other traditional signs of a rupture). After about 12 hours of constant pain, Husband took me to the ER. We were fortunate to get in right away, be in a room within 5 minutes and saw a doctor in another 10. He scheduled all sorts of blood work, and x-rays. The x-rays showed nothing, and the blood work showed nothing major (besides a bit of dehydration). So I got some fluids, lovely pain meds, and anti-nausea meds and finally started to feel better. Doctor’s prognosis: Food poisoning or 24 hour stomach flu that was aggravated by my pre-existing gallbladder issues. Since the pain meds were helping, he sent me home with instructions to come back if it got worse.

Fortunately, I got better. Went home and slept off the worse of it and was able to eat mild food the next day.

But before we went to the ER and before we got the test results, I was CONVINCED that I’d be having to get my gallbladder removed that night. I thought about how I wished I had strength to shower before leaving the house, and feeling bad that my husband might miss work the next day. Did it go that far? No. Am I surprised? No. Was my internal freak out necessary? No. The mountain I had made was clearly a simple molehill, but it took a Doctor to tell me that (after enough pain meds were in me to help me think clearly). I will probably need to have my gallbladder removed some day, but I guess I’ll cross that mountain when I get there. ūüôā


Here are the links to the other Secret Subject Posts. See if you can find the topic I submitted!                  Baking In A Tornado             The Bergham’s Life Chronicles                Spatulas on Parade                               Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                                      The Momisodes        Stacy Sews and Schools                         Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                             Disneyland in Kentucky                  Southern Belle Charm                                     The Lieber Family                 Someone Else’s Genius                      Confessions of a part-time working mom                 Climaxed                       Battered Hope                         Small Talk Mama            Searching for Sanity


Thanks for reading, hope you have a good weekend!


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Blog Challenge: Secret Subject Swap

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap! This week, 15 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

My subject is ‚ÄúWhat did you want to be as a Child? Did you achieve it?‚ÄĚ It was submitted by Stacey at¬†Here goes:

When I was a child, I wanted to grow up to work with kids. I’ve always loved kids and wanted to spend as much time with them as possible. As I grew up, I figured out that the best way to work with kids would be to become a teacher. In high school, I took every possible class that had to do with kids in some way. I took a parenting class, a child development class, and a couple of preschool classes where we actually hosted and taught preschool kids (with a teacher supervisor, of course).

I then applied to a few colleges based on their education departments. I really wanted to go to, and was accepted to Illinois State University. One of my high school teachers recommended it as a great education school and after doing more research, I learned that he was right. In Illinois, and most of the country, ISU is known for a fantastic education department that creates excellent teachers. I knew someone there who came to ISU from Maryland, as ISU had one of the best programs for the Special Education field she was specializing in.

After a few years of general education classes and a few teaching classes, I realized that my heart wasn’t for education. I still loved kids, and wanted to work with them somehow, but not in a classroom setting. I think part of it too, was all the political baloney that we kept learning about, what teachers had to go through and how requirements and standards changed so frequently. I’m not saying that can’t be a good thing, but I wanted (and still do want) to work with kids. Can’t I do that in a way that’s simpler than lesson plans, and standardized tests and teacher institute days?


So I changed my major so that I could still graduate with a college degree but ¬†eventually ended up leaving ISU without any degree and moving to Kentucky to help take care of family. It’s a good thing though, cause I met my amazing husband here and I’ll trade a college degree for an awesome husband any day.

So I wanted to be a teacher, but I did not achieve it, but found an amazing husband instead ūüôā

Now that you’ve read my Secret Subject Swap, take a look at the other bloggers who’ve participated (and find the one who got my subject!)                                   Baking In A Tornado                        Stacy Sews and Schools                             The Bergham’s Life Chronicles                                Spatulas on Parade                                               Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                                                      The Momisodes                                  Climaxed                                     Confessions of a part-time working mom                                  Southern Belle Charm                                                     The Lieber Family                                 Someone Else’s Genius                          Evil Joy Speaks                                  Disneyland in Kentucky                                         Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                                  Juicebox Confession

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