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.