Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gall Bladder Discomfort

If any of you have had issues with their gall bladders then you know what I am talking about when I say "DISCOMFORT". Ugh, I woke up this morning and had major discomfort in the middle of my chest, right under my breasts and I tell you -- it hurts like crazy!! I must admit it is heck when you get older. I literally feel like I am falling apart and I don't care for the feeling at all. Shawn had to go to work since he is off with me tomorrow and I am here with two little ones when all I really want to do is crawl up into the fetal position on my bed and cover up with my blankets. I unfortunately "have to eat" since I am a diabetic which doesn't help the way I feel. It just adds to the symptoms which is so much fun. I ate a bagel this morning. It was plain and I put nothing on it and it still made me feel like I wanted to vomit. I am so nauseated and I feel just awful. I called my parents just to make sure that my pain, nausea and discomfort was from the gall bladder and everything that I described was what they recall experiencing before they had theirs taken out. So, those multiple stones are wreaking havoc on my gall bladder and causing so much pain that I could scream. What is really sad is that these gall stones are probably so small, but yet they cause so much pain, discomfort and nausea that you would think there were some boulders rolling around in there.
On another sweet note..... Cameron woke up before Shawn left for work so, Shawn went upstairs to get him. I was relaxing in the recliner trying to get comfortable, but had a feeling that I was just wasting my time. There is no getting comfortable when you have gall stones and a gall bladder that needs to be taken out. Shawn was telling Cameron that he needed to stay here and take care of Mommy today and just as he comes down the steps and around the corner, Cameron runs over to me and asks "Ok, Mommy?" It was so cute!! He then held his arms out and said "Hold you Mommy." It was the most precious thing that I have seen. They may be little, but they understand and they are just so sweet and caring. I love it!! I just love my little boy to pieces. Well, my appointment tomorrow is in the afternoon and I am ready to have this done. I am hoping that they say I can have the surgery soon because after this spell, I am ready to get it over with. So, here is to hoping that the pain goes away and stays away!! I will keep you all posted on what the surgeon has to say.

12 comments:

Brandi,Dan & Lukas said...

Oh Lisa I totally feel for you. I have dealt with these attacks since I have been fifteen weeks pregnant. They are awful. They have gotten so bad that I lean over the toilet and puke my guts out until the pain subsides. It literally feels like your having a heart attack. Pop makes mine worse. So I stay away from it. Ask for some pain pills in case this happens again before you get it taken out. I can't wait to have mine out. Unfortunetly I still have four months left of pregnancy and now I am at risk for a C section because I am at risk for placenta previa so that adds in extra month onto it if this is the case.

The White Family said...

Bless your heart! I feel so bad for you. I hope things get better because you shouldn't have to go through that kind of discomfort.

McCrakensx4 said...

Praying that your pain eases up. My boys took care of my this summer too, when I was having all my female troubles. I was in bed a lot of days. Hang in there. And keep lovin' on that sweet baby, that always seems to help (a little anyways)((hugs))

Aspiemom said...

I had multiple gallstones for about 10 mos. before they figured out what it was. (Not all drs. graduate at the top of their class!) I remember how painful and horrible that was! I still have problems, but it's mostly because of my CF and my pancreas taking a hit.

I hope they schedule your surgery soon.

Your son sounds so sweet! I hope his compassion continues as he grows.

AmyB said...

Oh Lisa..
I am so sorry you are hurting. I hope that tomorrow you can get some clear answers on a date to get your GB removed and start feeling better. I know it is hard to rest with kids there but I feel like I have to say it..so ..try to get some rest...
Thinking of you today.

Davisix said...

Oh Lisa, I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. I really am. You take that doctor by the shirt collar and say, "NOW...I want these out NOW!" I bet he'll listen. :) Praying for you my friend.

Kelly said...

Aww I am sorry you are not feeling well/comfortable. I will say a prayer for you. And another one that the Dr. tomorrow has an opening immediately for you.
My Mom and Grandma both had their gallbladders out. They both were admitted through the ER and had it done immediately.
HUGS to you.
I hope the little ones are on their best behavior today while you get some "rest".

Elaine said...

Praying that everything goes well today.

Diana said...

I can so relate.... I only have a tiny bit of advice for ya-
gallbladder-ectomy!!

Seriously, in and out in under 2 hours- and I feel great now.

He And Me + 3 said...

I pray that you are feeling better and that your appointment goes well tomorrow. That is so sweet what Cameron said. Just melts your heart! He is precious! Feel better friend!

Jennifer said...

Lets just call it what it is .. PAIN. Praying for you this afternoon. Anxious to hear what the DR has to say.

Terra Kent said...

Hope things get better soon