My last post indicated how tired I have been and how I could not find a groove. Well, it appears now that it may be a bit more than a mental thing and a tired body from a good 2012 season. For months now, I've dealt with what felt like an abdominal strain. After taking most of January off the pain localized itself to the lower right side of my chest cavity and really acted up after eating. On top of that, I have been bloated and tired pretty much around the clock with the addition of being short of breath when I exercise. Finally after symptoms getting worse as my training volume becoming less and of course countless hours researching the symptoms, I decided it was time to see the doctor.
I went in thinking it could be a gall bladder issue/stones but did not want to push that on my doctor so I just rattled off what has been going on and he says "that sounds like a gallbladder issue." I had blood tests that Friday and an ultrasound of my abdomen today. Results should be in on Friday and I can hopefully get to resolving all of this.
The positive side of things is I can run, it is just not as enjoyable as it should be. Running at my top end and the pressure in my chest makes it so that I tend to keep things out of the high heart rate zones. Muscularly, I feel good so it is frustrating.
The good news is that if it is my gallbladder, the surgery is fairly straight forward and does not have a ton of down time. I'll find out more soon. Ready to get this addressed and get back to it.