Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I'm so excited! I love for my house to smell good! I don't like the soot from burning candles, and the really good ones with a lot of fragrance are really expensive, and don't last that long. Scentsy is the perfect solution! I was going to order some just for myself, but decided I should just get the whole kit and become a consultant. It will be a fun product to sell. I love people! I love being with friends and having a good time. I've also been trying to think of what I could do to make some extra money for us. That's hard when you are a stay at home, homeschooling mom that's recovering from a disease, and has sick kids! Again, Scentsy is the perfect solution. I can do it in the evenings, when my husband is home with the children, and it gives me some time away, to relax a bit and have some fun, while I'm making money!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gallbladder is gone, so is hernia

I had made a post, but don't know what happened to it. I was so tired I didn't have the energy to start over!

So, here it is. I had my gallbladder removed and they found my hernia and repaired it as well. The hernia repair is the part that hurts. The holes from the gallbladder removal don't hurt, but my belly button is SO sore from the unbilical hernia repair. It was incarcerated, and in my case it was fat that had filled the hernia and grown down through it. Better that than intestine! Now I have color pics of my insides for that too!

My girdle has been my best friend lately. It helps to hold my belly in, and the weight of it doesn't tug on the incision as much. I've been sleeping a lot! If I didn't take pain meds, I couldn't sleep, and if I take them, all I do is sleep! Sleep is good when you are recovering from surgery though. I had surgery on Tuesday, and this is Saturday. Today, the pain is not as bad. I've went a long time without a pain pill today.

The best part of all of this is, I look like I got a mini tummy tuck. To fix that hernia, the doc had to pull fat in and sew up the hole. I wish she could have just done the whole thing and be done with it!

No more pain from my gallbladder, so that's a blessing. Just dealing with the hernia pain. Oh, one other thing. The surgeon didn't use mesh. That means I have a higher chance of it happening again, but she said the bile not being sterile could cause problems for that mesh and it would have to come back out, so she opted to not put it in. Hopefully I won't have any more trouble from it.

That's it till next time.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Updates! Updates!

Ok, I admit it, I'm terrible at blogging! There is just too much going on all the time! I'll try to do better, but I'm not making any great promises!

Since my last update, I made a trip to CA with the 2 oldest kids. We had a good trip and the good doc we went to see felt one of the children probably has Cushing's, and the other one might too. Acromegaly for Caleb is up in the air. He definitely has symptoms of it. We will test further before it is ruled out. We've done just a bit of testing since getting home. The first week home, all I did was sleep! Honestly, I just finished unpacking tonight, and our trip was 1 month ago! So, we are waiting for testing supplies for the kids to do much further in the testing dept.

With me... well, we don't know what all is going on exactly, BUT, since getting home from CA, I have a new development. What I was told was diverticulosis turned out to be my gallbladder! Thanks to the STOOPID (yes, I know I spelled that wrong) doc in the ER, I have suffered since June with a bad gallbladder, thinking I was going to be dealing with diverticulosis/diverticulitis for the rest of my life! Thanks wonderful ER dodo! Exactly how much more time would it have taken to have done an ultrasound on my gallbladder THAT night, when I clearly stated that I still had my gallbladder, and I knew I had stones before?!!? Apparently too much time!

Fast forward from the ER visit... my PCP sent me to a surgeon in our town who does colonoscopies. I was not a happy camper with the thought of that project! Thankfully though, that surgeon is one smart lady! She immediately told me she didn't think I had diverticulosis/litis and she thought it was my gallbladder instead! YES! Thank you! So she set me up for an ultrasound, a HIDA scan if the US was normal, and another CT scan just to dot all of our I's and cross all of our T's. Verdict, it's gallbladder problems. So, I am having surgery next Tuesday to have this booger removed! I can't wait! I think I'll feel like a million bucks when I get rid of this nasty thing! We shall see! I was feeling so much better before my gallbladder attacks started. It set me way back. I hope to be 100% on the mend when it's outta there!

Oh, and to tie this all together, I've read a lot of interesting things about gallbladder symptoms and I don't know if that is causing a lot of the symptoms I've been having and thinking I might have some rest tissue (tissue that grows back where the adrenals were, and starts functioning). I hope it all goes away when my gallbladder is removed. If not, it's back to testing for me too!

I want to get some new pics up soon. I think I will wait until the extra hydro is out of my system after surgery, and the gas they blow me up with disipates! No bloat! LOL!

Until next time....