Just to keep you in the loop...

(This is an email I just emailed my family)

I've been having a bit of pain recently and went to the doctor today. He found two things wrong with me: Number one: Gallstones. I'm going to have to see a surgeon about getting my gallbladder removed soon. I'm going to do my best to have it arranged with Dr Facundus who did my gastric bypass surgery. I like him, his record and reputation is impeccable, and he didn't break me the last time. I'll not be worrying about this until the second problem is taken care of so it might be a month or two or three before it happens. I'll keep you posted and let you know when I do.

Second, I have possibly a ulcer. The doctor is not sure -- he just knows that it's my stomach that is causing the pain. First thing in the morning, I'm going to call a specialist and make an appointment. They'll scope me and figure out exactly what the problem is and then go from there. Hopefully it's just an ulcer. And just incase that's what it is, he put me on Nexium which should help a bit.

I'll let you know when I know more :)


Blogger Chad said...

eep. Definitely praying for you. Glad you got checked out!

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Crystal said...

Thanks for letting everyone know. You're in my prayers.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Heh, I was going to send out an email to everyone -- but that seemed a bit haughty and self-important. Some people don't care -- you know? And since most of my friends read this blog... and a blog is a place for being self-centered...

Thanks for the prayers, yall :)

The gallbladder surgery I'm not worried about in the least. It's a simple surgery done larynscopically (they don't have to cut you open). I get to take a long nap, get lots of pain meds, maybe a day or two off work, and everyone will be all sweet to me -- not a bad deal in the least ;) I just hope I don't have to have a surgery to fix the stomach one. This could be something very complex as a result of the gastric bypass -- won't know till I see the specialist.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Just A Girl said...

the ulcer scares me the most. My marci had her gallbladder taken out last year, that was one hell of a bad time for her though. She was out of work for a week, and kept getting infections.

Keep us updated, I'll be praying for you.

2:59 PM  

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