Brothers Campfire Gall, Fortune Cookies, and Raising Young Men.

Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!

Today was going to be the start of my new job assignment in relation to training.

That is until last night when I had some serious pain that I could not manage. I tried motrin, gas medicine and hot packs to no avail and went to the emergency room.

Instead of a pain killer, I got lots of questions on why I felt the way I did and got to whimper it out from 1 AM to 3:45 AM on a metal chair.

I almost gave up and suffered at home. Finally, I got a room and some medicine.

I will look at writing a schedule out and planning pain more effectively in the future.

For those of you that know me, you are aware that I do not use painkillers unless it hurts something awful. I wish they would have helped me out sooner as I did not see packed rooms and the emergency room vibe was relaxed.

So, what was it?

It was Gall, an unknown nemesis that did me in.

No. Not Gall of the the Hunkpapa Lakota or descendants from the Battle of Little Bighorn,

But my gall bladder. In about 4 hours of the writing of this, I will have it removed.

There are two ways to remove it. The hard way and the easy way.

We will soon see. I guess the new job will be put on hold.

Meanwhile, the Twelve Year Veteran of life drew me a quick get well card and affixed a fortune cookie paper to it.

Who raised this kid?

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire.

80 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire Gall, Fortune Cookies, and Raising Young Men.

      1. Beverly says:

        Hallelujah! 🙌 Praise the Lord, the peace that surpasses all understanding!

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  1. herbthiel says:

    Praying all goes smoothly. That 12 yr veteran of life shows that the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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    1. Beverly says:

      I completely agree on the 12 yr veteran of life.

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      1. The Storyteller says:

        Absolutely. Standing up against the odds and looking fear in the eye is powerful stuff. I appreciated the encouragement from him.

        I also appreciate you, Auntie Beverly! Thank you for assisting my Beloved and for your prayers. You are amazing!🤠🔥

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        1. Beverly says:

          Amen, nephew! You are a tremendous example to both of them. They are blessings and strong in their walk with God because of you and your Beloved. You have shown the Veteran and his sister how to face opposition the only way possible, by looking to Jesus, the Author and….. No weapon will prosper, the Veteran knows this because of you!

          Appreciate you as well, nephew! It was my pleasure to assist your Beloved and to keep you and everyone in the Willow Manor in my prayers. Thank you, you are amazing as well!😎

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  2. kagould17 says:

    Yikes. My boss used to get gall bladder attacks all the time. Wishing you a speedy recovery Benjamin. Allan

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  3. Krista says:

    Hope it’s the easy way 🙏 They popped mine out with a tiny incision through my belly button.

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    1. The Storyteller says:

      Mine reqired four small incisions, so it was not that bad. I am glad your proceedure went well. Thanks for your care and concern, Krista!🤠🔥

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  4. Çocuk Kalpli says:

    Get well soon. I was at hospital yesterday, too. They took my hemoroid. It was disgusting experience and yes, getting ER is a big deal in this country. You wait at least 1-2 hours.

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    1. The Storyteller says:

      I am glad that all worked out for you. It is tough to be in pain in public view in my opinion. 🤠🔥

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      1. Ryan Callahan says:

        Guess what?! I’m in the ER tonight. Had severe gut pain. Going to have my gall bladder removed tomorrow. Weird coincidence. Please pray for me.

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    1. The Storyteller says:

      Thanks! The procedure is over and it was not as invasive as I thought jt would be. I appreciate the concern and kind words!

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  5. YouLittleCharmer says:

    Oh my!! When I saw your comment about not having a gall bladder yesterday I didn’t for one minute think this was what was actually happening!!!
    Honestly, I miss reading for one day and I miss everything!
    I hope you’re OK and the op went well my friend.
    Relax, rest and take care 👍🖤🖤🖤

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      1. Paquerite says:

        I am sure that you are well surrounded, good readings, a lot of attention and love.
        I also wish you to quickly come back in good shape!🔥☄️💥🤠

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          1. Paquerite says:

            Yes of course, no problem, as we are engraving with corundum (a very fine powder) the engraving on metal will really be on the surface. You can’t go deep like with tools that really dig into the material.
            I’m sending you a link with a French factory who does exceptional things, maybe that’s a lot more what you’re looking for
            https://www.titanide.fr/fr/

          2. Paquerite says:

            There is a very famous engraving artist in the US who does this on e-cigarets, but I just remember he is based in California, maybe you can find the info;)

  6. leendadll says:

    So sorry I missed this.
    I saw that you’re already on the mend. That’s a relief!

    After many months of describing “phantom” gallstone pain after my gallbladder was removed, I was finally diagnosed with bile duct obstruction.

    I hope you’re feeling 100% soon!

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    1. The Storyteller says:

      I am glad they finally resolved that for you, Bubbles. It sounds frustrating. Thank you for the well wishes, Friend!🤠🔥

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      1. leendadll says:

        Me too! I share the info in case anyone else experiences it. Multiple docs blew me off. One good doc diagnosed it from just my description, no exams needed!

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          1. The Paltry Sum says:

            I have heard that it hurts like heck, so glad they could fix you, even if they did make you wait with no painkillers. You hardly scream “drug seeker” I am shocked they didn’t just give you some of the strong stuff!

          2. The Storyteller says:

            I don’t know what they were thinking either. They had my medical file I am sure. When I went home I took three of my prescription painkillers and am Motrin only. Flush addiction. It is evil.

  7. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet says:

    Hope you are feeling much better since your surgery! You may notice some digestive changes. When I had my gall bladder out, I immediately became lactose intolerant. Lactose-free dairy products are available. You may also experience some other problems. Since having Covid19, these are giving me more trouble. There are pancreatic enzymes, oxbile, and several other supplements that might be helpful. My gastroenterologist is prescribing me something new which I should have in the next couple of days. I hope you don’t have any of these problems, but if you do, at least you know that they may be related to the removal of your gall bladder, and can check out your options. All the best!

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    1. The Storyteller says:

      Thank you for the well wishes and the tips! So far so good on my end. Hopefully, it does not come down to that for me.

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    1. The Storyteller says:

      Ha ha! Thank you. I am getting better and begin working tomorrow.

      You are just as welcome at the Campfire!

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  8. muz4now says:

    Based on your comment replies, it seems like you are healing and recovering. So glad!

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    1. The Storyteller says:

      Thanks! I am not ready for backpacking or a 50 mile hike, but I am well! Thank you for your concern and encouraging words, Muz4Now!

      Reply

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