Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Back in the Hospital!

Oh hospital bed, I have not missed you!  For those of you who aren't "in the know," I landed in the ER last night after suffering a gallbladder attack. Unfortunately, it wasn't the first time this week that I suffered an attack. I met with my PCP last week after having 3 attacks in one week. She referred me for bloodwork, which showed an elevated level that may have indicated gallstones. On Monday, I was officially diagnosed with gallstones after having an abdominal ultrasound. I had an appointment next week with a surgeon, but my gallbladder apparently had other ideas.  The pain during these attacks is unbearable - some of the worst I've ever felt. So if surgery will take this pain away, then surgery it shall be!

Thankfully, the timing of this attack coincided with Melissa & co. being at our house. So Nick whisked me off to the ER while Georgja enjoyed time with her cousins. Luckily, when you arrive at the ER with a complaint of chest pain, you get triaged immediately and they give you the good cocktail of drugs!  After several hours laying around the ER and another ultrasound to confirm the stones (lots of little tiny ones in there), I was finally admitted to a room late last night. 

So, here I am laying in a hospital bed blogging once again. I'm hoping to have my gallbladder removed today so that I can get home ASAP. I miss my baby!

1 comment:

Sherrie Feffer-Thoman said...

So sorry this happened to you, Jenn. I wish you a very speedy recovery.