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....

1 comment:

Saberlowe said...

Best of luck with your surgery, Gracie! I really hope it does the trick and that you don't have to face the possibility of rest tissue. Also glad to hear that your kids are getting the testing they need.