Friday, February 29, 2008

Where'd that thing go?


Did you know that you can easily do without your gallbladder?
I am finding this out, as just yesterday I lost mine. Gallbladder, that is.
I discovered, in a startling and rather painful way, that I had gallstones. My doctor recommended that the gallbladder come out in order to avoid potential unexpected consequences such as pancreatitis and other infections.
And you know? I headed over to the hospital at 8am, was in the OR at aout 9:30 am, and was home floating druggedly in my own bed by 2:30 pm. And they REMOVED a body organ in the meantime.
Mind-boggling, isn't it?
At any rate, I'm now in a pain medication fog and will be for another day or two. My folks have showed up to aid in the childcare, my mom bringing tupperwares full of healthy soup. It's nice to have my mom around when I'm under the weather.
I have a stack of novels at my bedside, but every time I read, I find my hazy mind wanders into sentences and plots I make up all on my own.
Anyway, if you don't see me here for a bit, you know why. I'm off floating in la la land.
Um, do I look different without my gallbladder?

14 comments :

  1. It's amazing how they have streamlined this surgery. A few years ago, it was 2 weeks in the hospital before a long recovery at home. Hope your up and back to your wonderful self soon.

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  2. You lucky duck! I had to stay overnight when mine was removed and I totally didn't want to. Hope you feel fantastic soon!

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  3. Enjoy your recovery -- it's not every day you are allowed, legally, to be completely high!! Get well soon.

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  4. Hope you recover soon! I had mine out a few years ago and like terri, I had to stay overnight.

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  5. Wow! Hope your recovery is speedy. My Mum had hers out three years ago and has felt better ever since...

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  6. Wishing you a speedy recovery!!! Take lots of naps and enjoy that soup!

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  7. So now you can eat chocolate again! Take care and enjoy the loveing care of your mom - how lucky!

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  8. My MIL had to stay a week in hospital for this, but it was many years ago.
    Get well soon, and I'll bring you some Belgian chocolate next time I visit California!

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  9. Wishing you a speedy, and healthy recovery!

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  10. Oooh - ouch! Get well soon .. and milk it for all the TLC and me time you can get. Oh and yeah you look different - way way lighter. ( oh come on a gallbladders got to weigh somthing!)

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  11. Feel better, Diane! I lost mine about 10 years ago and haven't missed it a day since! Take care,

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  12. Yep, BTDT and it sure was painful having gallstones. As bad as natural child birth! I hope your recovery goes well!
    Laurie!

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  13. Hope you are feeling better and on the road to recovery. Word of caution - it may take a while for your digestive system to recover totally. Take care.

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  14. Oh goodness. I'm glad it was mostly easy. I hope "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming" is in your book pile.

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