Gallbladder Surgery...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

So it seems the stomach issues I've been experiencing for the past year
have been due a non-functioning gallbladder.

I finally was able to have the HIDA scan on Monday.
Early Wednesday morning, 1:00 to be exact, I woke up with the same symptoms,
pain, pain, pain and horrible vomiting.  

My Colonel took me to the ER after Michael was on the bus for school and
we found out the results of the scan which showed my gallbladder was 
severely infected and only operating at 19 percent; no stones.

I had emergency surgery to remove the gallbladder yesterday.

I won't go into details, let's just say it was pretty bad.
Nothing they gave me would stop the vomiting.

I am home now, resting.  

I'm happy I will be able to put this past year of pain and stomach issues behind me. 
I know it will be awhile before things return to normal, but I'm hopeful.


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you!


  2. From here on out, every day is going to be better and brighter. Take good care, will keep you tucked in my prayers.

  3. I'm sorry you had been feeling ill for so long. Hopefully after your recovery you will be back to feeling in tip-top shape.

    Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.


  4. I'm sorry you had to go through all that, but relieved they have finally been able to pinpoint the cause. Sending you hugs for a quick and great recovery!!

  5. Glad they found the reason you were feeling so poorly.... and sorry it took so long.... Feel better soon!!!

  6. So glad to hear that they were able to determine what was causing all the problems for you. You are in my thoughts as you heal from your surgery.
    Hope that you will be feeling as good as new real soon.

  7. Oh Lois I am so sorry you had to go through this, but soo glad you have an answer to the problem...I had my gallbladder out years ago, but never went through anything close to what you did, poor thing. Praying for a quick recovery! HUGS

  8. I've had that same surgery 2 yrs. ago. It'll be quick and you'll get back on your feet in a few days.

    We'll keep you in our prayers.

    Just don't make your family tell jokes the next few days after the surgery. ;)

  9. hoping they did the least invasive surgery! pray you'll heal quickly and feel better soon.

  10. Oh Lois - I am so sorry you had to go thru that - but so glad they found out finally what was wrong - you have been suffering a long time.
    Take it easy. Sandie♥

  11. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Prayer lifted. Blessings! Lara

  12. Oh my goodness! I'm sorry you had to go through all that, but now the worst is behind you and much better days are ahead. I'll be praying for your swift recovery! Take care. ((Hugs))

  13. GOD bless you Lois and grant you a speedy recovery! Praying for you.

  14. I hope you recover quickly, and that the pain and vomiting become just an unpleasant memory.

  15. Glad this is resolved and you are on the road to recovery!

  16. Sure hope you are well on your way to complete wellness with no more problems! :)