Monday, November 16, 2009

gallbladder woes

Hello, my name is Lisa and I have a gallbladder problem.

  Since Lauren has been born, I have had three gallbladder attacks. It is called an attack for a reason.  It's violent and painful. Moan, cry and writhe in pain painful and it lasts for hours.

Apparently once you have a symptomatic gallbladder, there is a 100% chance you will have another attack.  It's crazy that one little gallstone can cause so much pain. My family doctor recommended I have surgery, so I met with a surgeon last week.  It went a little something like this...

Eric - "I've read online that there are liver and gallbladder cleanses you can do to get rid of gallstones. What do you think of those versus having surgery?"
Surgeon - "The liver is the body's cleanser. Doing a liver cleanse is like cleaning the washing machine! It's ridiculous!"

Since I've already met my deductible by having Lauren and surgery is inevitable, we decided to go ahead and schedule the surgery.  Wednesday I will have my gallbladder removed laproscopically.    

Please don't tell my surgeon about this until AFTER the surgery.  Wouldn't want to tick him off even more before he cuts into me!


erica said...

I'm laughing out loud. And, sending your surgeon a box of washing machine cleaner : )

Rachael said...

OMG, laughing at that box!!!!

Jennifer said...

Good luck and hope for a FAST recovery Lisa!

Dan said...

I feel your pain. I have Gall Bladder issues as well. They are a major pain. Pun intended.

For me it helps if I can sip on some cold tap water immediately after noticing the pain starting to come on. Try it. It might help you.


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