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September 08, 2006

My 5th Opinion

Morrigan, Bou, H~, Napster and all the others that have diagnosed me in real life or in the comments... were right.

I went to the doctor today about the stomach issues I've been having.

He said he's 100% sure there is something wrong with my gall bladder. He said he trains other doctors, nurses, students, etc and wishes he had them in the room because I was such a classic case.


He said we've got to figure out what exactly is wrong though. Are there gallstones? Is the stuff in there turning to sludge and not able to get out? Is the gall bladder itself bad? etc. So I have an ultra sound on the 21st. He gave me some drugs for nausea, acid reflux and for spasms. He warned me that if any of the symptoms got worse or if I got a fever that I needed to go to the ER because it meant it was infected.

Good Times!

They took 3 things of blood to run some tests. Otherwise, I won't know anything else until my ultra sound.

So that's the scoop.

Good news though...

....alcohol DOES NOT effect it! I tested that this week! So let the party beging. B is flying in and should be arriving in about 2 hours.

Posted by Sissy at September 8, 2006 04:01 PM | TrackBack

I'm laughing because... None of us doubted our opninion! LOL!!!

I'm glad he gave you something for it. I'd stay away from coffee for awhile. It seemed to cause acid reflux with me when I had issues. (Can't remember if you drink it.)

the ultrasound will be telling. I wish they'd get you in sooner, but yes, in particular if you get a fever, be aware.

I'm just glad the train is moving in the right direction...

Posted by: Bou at September 8, 2006 08:21 PM

glad you got a diagnosis. Here's hoping if can be fixed quickly and with as little pain as possible!

Posted by: caltechgirl at September 8, 2006 11:32 PM you can be on the road to healing. And it helps that you'll be able to have 'liquid refreshement' along the way!

Posted by: Mrs_Who at September 10, 2006 11:19 AM

If it's stones, be sure to get them after the operation & post pictures :-)

Posted by: Harvey at September 13, 2006 07:42 AM