Thursday, December 16, 2010


About two weeks ago I had to get a Hida Scan done to see if my gallbladder was working properly. I have been having pain since before Thanksgiving. Last weeks I got the results back.

I have Chronic Gallbladder Disease.

Basically it just means by gallbladder isn't working anymore. Instead of pumping like it's supposed to, it's not and I keep on having spasms which is what the pain I am feeling is. I have to get it taken out.

I was really upset when I first found out. The fact that I have to get yet another operation is just devastating. I must have cried everyday that week. I've been feeling better about having the surgery, mostly because I am in so much pain. I want to no longer have this non-stop shooting pains in my stomach and be able to eat without my stomach cramping up.

I saw the doctor who will be doing my surgery last night and it's all set to be done on January 7th. I really really wanted to get it done the week after Christmas, but of course he is away that week. So I have to deal with this pain for another 2 weeks. I just hope I don't have another full blown attach like I did. Otherwise I should be fine.


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I sure hope they gave you something for the pain while he is sunning in the Carribean.
I'm sorry!

Karen said...

I had my gall bladder out on a Wednesday morning and was at happy hour on Friday evening. It is NO BIG DEAL. Super easy. Very little pain. You will be FINE.

erin - heart in ireland said...

Big hugs!
At least the pain will be gone! Sorry you have to wait so long - I have a few friends who've had theirs out and after they were a million times better!