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Old 12-24-2013, 02:30 AM   #15961
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Sorry everyone for not answering sooner. We were at the hospital from 11 am until after 2 pm (PST) and I was both exhausted and frustrated. I tried to rest to no luck and just didn't feel like typing or going over the day.

The ultrasound showed I have "sludge" in my gallbladder and fatty deposits on my liver. I am already on cholesterol medication and watch my diet fairly carefully. The ER doctor said that the "sludge" can be as painful as a stone and can even form into a stone, but that surgery is not necessarily needed and is not considered an emergency so I would wait 2 months for the appointment with the surgeon then 6 - 8 months for the surgery.

As most of you know I suffer from chronic pain through most of my body from things like osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, a triple back fracture in my lumbar region and a few others. So, when I break into tears at a hospital over an acute pain, you KNOW it is bad. The doctor asked if there was anything she could do to help me and I said "yes, take out my gallbladder!" To which she said "I don't think you want me doing that", which lightened the mood a little. Instead, she gave me a referral, a shot of morphine and some pills to take home and wished me well.

The pain is increasing and the morphine did nothing so I have stopped taking it (am already so itchy from it) and am back to my regular pain meds which at least keep the chronic pain manageable and I can work to handle the new pain.

If it gets worse tonight, TB is taking me to a different hospital which is smaller and they tend to look after people a little better. I will call my family doctor and she if she is working between Christmas and New Years. Meanwhile, I am just trying to rest and eat a very low fat diet to see If I can resolve this on my own. I have been doing a lot of google searching!

Thanks for caring. I love you all so much.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:47 AM   #15962
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LP, I am sorry to hear that you are feeling so poorly. I hope you are able to get in touch with your doctor soon.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:47 AM   #15963
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PF, I saw you and Shrek on TV yesterday! LOL Shrek The Halls!
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:01 AM   #15964
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LP, so sorry that nothing definitive has come out of this. Thanks for the update.
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:04 AM   #15965
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PF, I saw you and Shrek on TV yesterday! LOL Shrek The Halls!
We were rather good in that
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:32 AM   #15966
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:39 AM   #15967
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Laurie, thanks for the update. I hope you can get hold of your doctor. Take care.

I'm having my first cup of coffee and checking in here.
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:44 AM   #15968
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We were rather good in that

It's funny, but I never paid any attention to Shrek and PF before, but I notice it all the time now that I know you personally. LOL
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:59 AM   #15969
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It's funny, but I never paid any attention to Shrek and PF before, but I notice it all the time now that I know you personally. LOL
ROFL!
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:02 AM   #15970
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Getting ready to put some final cleaning on the house for company tonight. Got to bake some bread...but fortunately my sister decided to off her lazy butt and cook the meal tonight.
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