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August 30, 2006

Like Grandmother, Like Mother, Like Daughter

I am teased a bit because I have a sensitive tummy. Despite being a picky eater, the things I do eat often make me nauseous or ill.

But lately, it's gotten worse. I am the type of person that will lay there in misery before I throw up. Seriously, before the past few months, I could count on one hand how many times I've thrown up in life.

But like I said, until a few months ago.

Then, the couple of days, I have had abdominal pain. Sometimes it would be sharp and quite painful, and then other times it'll just be dull and uncomfortable.

Today, I've had the same along with middle back pain. Sometimes it'll be just a dull pain and then sometimes it'll be sharp and have me doubled over.

I talked to Morrigan about it and we looked up the symptoms online and she made a suggestion on what she thought it might be.

I talk to my mom later to find out she was in the emergency room last night because of these types of pains except 20 times worse. She's had these pains before where she would call me in tears, but I could never get her to go to the doctor. Well, last night it was finally bad enough. They gave her drugs to dull the pain, took tests and believe it's her gall bladder. She has to have an ultra sound tomorrow.

I also found out tonight while talking to her that my grandmother had the same issue. Why am I just now finding this out? Although, I shouldn't be surprised. My grandmother (on my mom's side) had EVERYTHING.

So, I am going to wait it out, see how things go tomorrow. My insurance with my new company kicks in Friday. If I'm not better by then, I'll look at going in.

In the meantime, the simple over the counter drugs are not working. I wish my mom could mail me some of her drugs!

Posted by Sissy at August 30, 2006 09:32 PM | TrackBack

Ah yes... I could entitle this post: Like mother, like daughter, like daughter. I have the distinct honor of having kept mine the longest!!!

Posted by: Bou at August 30, 2006 10:07 PM

mmmhmmm. Stick to all foods bland until you get into the Doctor. Grilled chicken, no skin and rice. I lived off that for 2 months after mine was removed.

Posted by: Morrigan at August 30, 2006 10:07 PM

Ok - so did I read this correctly? You're mom didn't go to the doctor, even though you wanted her to. NOW you have the same pains and are planning on "waiting it out"?

Yeah - I'm thinkin' the title is just about perfect..... (I'm scowling at you right now!)

Take care darlin'. Please!

Posted by: Tammi at August 30, 2006 10:12 PM

gall bladder?

well...if you have laprascopic surgery, we need to start a damn club called the laprascopic ladies, and get matching satin jackets for Gods sake.

For craps sake...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at August 31, 2006 12:23 AM

I found there were certain foods that made it worse. Stay away from fried food and heavy creamy foods. Bleu Cheese dressing was my kiss of death. Anything cooked in heavy butter? Just shoot me. It was awful. Until you get in, as Mo said, stick with bland, but really stick with low low fat. You want to ease the digestive process as much as you can.

remember when we were all at Eric's and we went to breakfast? I ordered bacon, cheese, egg biscuit. Mo was looking at me like, 'ARE YOU NUTS?!' Yes, it was stupid, but it tasted sooooo goooood.

Posted by: Bou at August 31, 2006 06:41 AM

Hope you feel better soon!

Posted by: zonker at August 31, 2006 04:55 PM

Hope you're better really, really soon. And try the 'BRATS' diet until you can get to the dr. (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast...good for sick tummies).

Posted by: Mrs_Who at August 31, 2006 08:07 PM

Gallbladder... holds bile which breaks up fat in the diet. When it's not working right... if you have stones or maybe an inflamed duct... you will have hideous pain when you eat anything with lots of fat in it. (stands to reason right?) So, Mrs_Who has the best idea for the type of diet. Especially in the acute pain stages.

IF it is the gallbladder (please note the word IF as you can't know what it is until you get things tested) you will have less pain with a bland diet. Not "no pain" because there is always bile released when you eat even if it's not a fatty food. Eliminating all fat is bad (you still need to absorb fat soluable vitamins or you lose your hair and that sort of thing) but small fat amounts should help keep you from collapsing.

And yes, when your insurance kicks in - do go to the doctor. Find out what's wrong before you get to the extremely sick and in pain stage. None of us want to see that happen to you.

Posted by: Teresa at August 31, 2006 10:19 PM