Me the patient
Gallstone U/S courtesy of www.terarecon.com
I was a patient today.
What I didn't mention in my last post about Christmas day was I had been up all night with severe, sudden, constant abdominal pain. It radiated through to my back,no position was comfortable and after about 7 hours I finally fell asleep.
Well it happened again last night and kept me up all night. About 5 am I went next door to Cathy's she gave me a Vicodin and it still continued to hurt. When Cathy came home from work I had her take me to the ER. It was what I suspected, I have gall stones. Three of them, about the size of Gumballs. Great, good timing!
I had a good experience in the ER. I didn't go to the hospital I work at but one run by the same people. Nice nurses. She was awesome with my IV. Some IV Reglan and an IM Bentyl and I'm feeling a lot better right now. I'm terrified the pain is going to come back, I'm afraid to eat. I had a half of Ham and cheese sandwich today, and that's it.
So it looks like I'll be having a Laproscopic Cholecystectomy(Gall bladder removal) soon. I just pray it won't interfere with school and there's no complications.
I haven't called the surgeon I was referred to yet but I'll keep ya posted.