Saturday, January 29, 2011

Do you think they'll let me keep it?

This cold is lingering and I'm sick of it. I have to get over it soon because I found out I have gallstones and have to have my gallbladder removed. Like soon.

Since about a month after Jack was born I started having pain, vomiting, and diarrhea that has gotten progressively worse and more frequent. At first I thought it might be a great "diet", but the pain is kind of interfering with my life so I went to my doctor. They did an ultrasound and found the stones. Now I need to have it removed. At least it's done laproscopically. I did tell the doctor that if he found the flap of baby skin to be impeding him in any way I was totally willing to part with it. You know, to make things easier for him and all.

I am waiting for his office to call me back to schedule the surgery. I have to say I'm nervous. I've never been intubated before. I have pretty teeth and I'd like very much to keep them. I guess this is one instance where knowing too much can be a bad thing.

My mother is going to take some time off to help me with Jack since I won't be able to carry anything greater than 5 lbs for a week. I guess laying him on the floor and occasionally throwing puffs at him would probably be a bad idea so she's helping me.

Maybe during my downtime I'll be able to blog more.


Heidi said...

I had mine out in 2008. I'm not going to say that it's a piece of cake, but you will feel better after it's done. Just make sure you get up and walk, because that gas they use to blow up your stomach to visualize the organs...well it migrates to your shoulders when you're not moving and you'll have severe pain there (I know first hand)...Oh yeah IS is your best friend!

Speedy recovery!

Shannon said...

I had to have my gallbladder removed a few years ago... quite suddenly, too. First time for me to be intubated and put under anesthesia, too!

Like Heidi said, you will feel so much better when it's over. Well, maybe not right away...

Here's to everything going well and you feeling better soon!