Surgery Happens, We’ll Be Back March-ish

Movestro Goes Under the Knife, We’ll Be Back March-ish

Hey, peeps!

Michael Movestro here. Well, long story short…I landed in the ER on February 15th. Apparently, I suffered what some refer to as a “Gallbladder Attack” which is something up until then; I had never heard of. Even the actual Medical term, cholecystitis isn’t something I’ve heard of, but, I’m not a doctor.

A Gallbladder attack has the same symptoms of a heart attack and is often mistaken for one by the afflicted. They put an EKG on me, ran an x-ray and did an ultrasound to determine it was not my heart. The pain was relentless; there was no position I could be in to get comfortable. It was a constant ongoing pain right in the middle of my upper abdomen that radiated through the chest and to my back. Breathing was difficult. They loaded me up with pain killer type things, which made me woozy and made me feel sick. Then, for a while, I felt no pain and felt drunk. My wife tells me I sang Ee-Yo-Eleven at one point.

The doctor came in and told me the ultrasound results. Evidently (thanks BigAzMarty for a new word I can use) I have a big gallstone, and as a result, my gallbladder needs to be removed. I thought about putting it off for a while, and then on Sunday (the 19th) as I was prepping for the podcast, it started up again. It caused me to pace around the house in utter pain reminding myself that although it feels like a heart attack, it isn’t, and it will pass at some point (anywhere from 15 mins to 24 hours).

That is no way to live.

I’m typing this out on the 22nd, and my surgery is on the 23rd, and this article will post on the 24th. Which means by the time you read this, I already had my surgery though I’m writing this prior.

I met with the surgeon (Tuesday the 21st), and we decided to fast-track this thing as it will only get worse. I’ll need just to chill and recover for some time after the surgery, which means I won’t be able to edit/post any articles until I’m back on my toes.

I’m hoping that by March 6th, we’ll be back to posting daily articles. It might be the 13th. I don’t want to promise a specific date as it’s a “take it day by day” situation.

So, for now, I need to take care of me, and then get back to taking care of Vegas Bright. So, let’s say March-ish.

No worries, this isn’t one of those “We’ll be back in a new location!” kind of things.


Michael Movestro

Chief Editor

P.S. At this time I would like to call dibs on the restaurant name “Gallbladder Attack Grill.”


About the Author

Michael Movestro
Michael Movestro founded Vegas Bright to continue the tradition when Vegas Chatter cashed out. Michael pays the bills, maintains the site, writes articles, hosts the Vegas Untz podcast.

43 Comments on "Surgery Happens, We’ll Be Back March-ish"

  1. I’m glad to hear that it wasn’t a heart attack and that you and your doctor were able to address it promptly. Get well soon and I hope you have a smooth and quick recovery!

  2. Wishing you a speedy recovery Michael,
    Looking forward to your return.

  3. Wish you a speedy recovery!

  4. That sounds like a terrifying ordeal. I hope all went well in surgery. Also hoping you will feel better soon!

  5. Hope you have a speedy recovery, they can do that arthroscopic now, so u will be back on your feet in no time! Hope it all went well!

  6. Wishing you a speedy recovery, my brother!

  7. Wishing you the best and a fantastic recuperation time. Enjoy the comforts of rest and know that your baby will be fine until you’re ready to wake her back up.

  8. The whole thing sounds terrifying. Hope you are resting comfortably now!!!

  9. Hope you feel better, here’s to a speedy recovery!

  10. If you look on the BRIGHT side of things, it will help your recovery. Take it easy and we’ll look forward to some positive words from you shortly. :-)

  11. Chris in Nashville | February 24, 2017 at 8:06 am |

    God’s blessings my friend! Take care of yourself and we can all be patient for our Vegas fix on Vegas Bright until the time is right. Just get well. And as long as the headline is never again “We’re Cashing Out for The Very Last Time”, I’ll be as patient as long as I need to. Feel better.

  12. Get well soon!

  13. get well

  14. Wow!! Get well soon….Vegas Bright is my only communication with the outside world!! Too old to go anywhere… all are so interesting….Take it easy….VA

  15. Get well soon! Hope you have a speedy recovery. Can’t wait for the “Shit you may have missed since I got attached by a Gallbladder a few weeks ago”.

  16. Brian Meagher | February 24, 2017 at 8:46 am |

    Stay away from Greasy food for a while, without a gallbladder it can lead to emergency situations!!!

  17. get well soon. GOD BLESSING!

  18. Praying for a speedy and complete recovery, sir!

  19. Christian Couture | February 24, 2017 at 10:16 am |

    get well !!!!

  20. Glad to hear you’re on the mend!! Take care- maybe this ordeal can inspire some new music??

  21. James Forster | February 24, 2017 at 11:31 am |

    Get well soon!

  22. I’m compelled to sing, as well. Here’s my song, although I’m sure I can’t embed video in this comment.
    Regardless, best wishes.

  23. Get well soon Michael!

  24. Been there done that!! You will feel so much better. Here’s to a quick and smooth recovery….

  25. Robert Berry | February 24, 2017 at 3:19 pm |

    “Gallbladder Attack Grill” would also be a great band name! Get well soon!

  26. hope you feel better soon.
    take care

  27. minnesotaphats89 | February 24, 2017 at 5:59 pm |

    Good luck to you & all the best.

  28. To much Gelato lol, I was a Vegas Chatter junky so happy to finally find your site just a few weeks ago. Love the look and feel of it, get well soon and keep up the great work. Thank you for the site..


  30. Best wishes to you, Michael. Hope you feel better soon.

  31. Hope you’re feeling well Michael. Resting up post-op would be a GREAT time to plan your next trip to Vegas..!!

  32. Thomas Zufan | February 26, 2017 at 9:06 am |

    Get Well Soon

  33. Hugh C. McBride | February 26, 2017 at 12:56 pm |

    Sending warm thoughts & positive vibes for a smooth & speedy recovery, Mr. Movestro!

  34. Christopher McCleary | February 27, 2017 at 6:58 am |

    Good luck , and get well soon!!

  35. Feel better soon and hopes for a speedy recovery!

  36. Speedy recovery to you, Michael!

  37. So sorry to hear this! I hope you have a speedy recovery. Thanks for making my normal weekdays more glitzy!

  38. Happy recuperation! Thanks for keeping the Vegas daydreams alive until our next visits.

  39. Hope you’re recovery is going well. Looking for to VB goodness in the near future.

  40. Fireguy301 | March 5, 2017 at 6:04 pm |

    Take care. Need you back soon. Booked for the end of April (18th time) and have not decided on hotel yet.

  41. How scary!! Glad you’re ok

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