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Thursday, April 19, 2012


OK, so here comes my venting once again! I am frustrated! I know Dr.s are smart, but I think that they expect a problem (aka gallbladder) to have a certain set of symptoms and if it doesn't follow those symptoms it must be something else. But I say, "what if"!!!! So It has been about a month now that after I ate, I started feeling uncomfortable, right under my right rib just kind of felt crampy a little, well over the last month it has increased in pain A LOT. The crampy feeling is constant, and now when I eat the crampy feeling is like a stabby pain that moves to the back, but it happens right after I eat. The dr. said if its gallbladder it wouldn't happen about 20-30 min after I ate, I said , what if it did???? Would that be so crazy. So my family dr. sent me for an ultrasoud, they found the lesion on my liver and sent me for a ctscan. that found a tumor on my adrenal gland, so he sent me to a surgeon. I had been so scared knowing I have a tumor. the first thing the surgeon said was he wasn't worried about the tumor!! so why did my dr immediatly send me to a surgeon, ugggg. so confusing. So it all leads back to gallbladder right?? not so fast. The surgeon said he thinks it may just be an ulcer or something, but he wants to look at the function of my gallbladder before he just goes and removes it for no reason. so more tests....... And these tests scare me to death. in fact I am shaking in my socks right now as I am writing this, tomorrow morning, I have to go in and have a GI scope done to watch the function of my gallbladder, and even though I will have a mild sedation, I am thinking mild is not nearly strong enough. massive sedation sounds more like it. I gag brushing my teeth, so i am not sure how well this is going to work out tomorrow, but we will see. Then monday morning I go in for a HIDAscan, now this one sounds interesting, I get shotup with radioactive tracer in my veins, I get to lay on a table for over an hour while a camera passes over me and takes pics of my insides. But this will see if everything is working the way it should. So After all this it may end up being my gallbladder!!!! I will let you know. I go back to the surgeon next wednesday to talk about the results of my tests. I am telling you, I hope I survive all these crazy tests.


Jodi said...

I'm sorry you've been struggling! Health problems are so hard, especially with a new baby to care for! I hope you can get answers SOON! Good luck, I'll keep you in my prayers!:)

P.S. Dan's brother in law is just starting his residency and he told us the term "practicing medicine" is so true. Drs really are learning and practicing as they go along!!

Shannon said...

Wow - I feel so bad for you! They find stones in Sadie's appendix and yank it right out. She had no problems or pain! Maybe you better come go to her Dr. - LOL!

Cathy said...

So sorry, tests are no fun! Hope you get some answers soon.

Goodwin Family said...

Good luck tomorrow! I hope everything goes well and they can figure it all out quickly!!!