Friday, September 10, 2010


Today I spent most of the day in the Emergency Room. This morning, when I was talking to my surgeon on the phone, he asked me to come to the ER to have an ultrasound of my gallbladder. I had all the symptoms of gallstones. So I drove up there and spent most of the time in bed, waiting for someone to take the ultrasound.

There were no gallstones to be seen, but the doctor saw a significant amount of sludge in my gallbladder. Sludge can turn into stones. There's no need to wait for that to happen. Because it might become surgery on the spot then.

Having your gallbladder removed is not that unique. Many people live without a gallbladder. The liver makes the gall, not the bladder. The bladder is only "the container". So it shouldn't be a problem. Fatty food is no longer an option. But it's not my favorite food to begin with. I like healthy food!!

Next Tuesday, a different specialist is going to remove my gallbladder. I'll be staying in the hospital for approximately two days. I hope they won't make any more scars. I have plenty so far. It'll be another keyhole operation. I have faith and confidence and I know I'll be just fine. But you know what? I hoped it would be over already..

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