Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gall Bladder emergency

Hi everyone -
I just wanted to let you know that I had a bad gall bladder attack starting Sunday morning at 5am. Went to the emergency room at 1pm and found out that I had pancreatitus, which is an inflammation of the pancreas caused by the gall bladder problem. I was admitted into the hospital and the doctor had to get the pancreas inflammation under control before he could do any surgery. I finally had surgery today, which is Tuesday, and they actually let me go home tonight, which is also Tuesday! Amazing what they can do nowdays. I guess a gallstone passed, got stuck in the duct and the pancreas enzymes had nowhere to go, so...anyway, I have 4 tiny little 1/4 inch incisions and am feeling okay. I had three gallstones total. I just have to walk a lot so there's no chance of blood build up in my legs. And eat a low fat diet until my body adapts. Sorry about the details. I will be back to work as soon as possible. but I have drugs for the pain and you get ABSOLUTELY no sleep in the hospital, so I'm hoping I get some sleep tonight. Please bear with me if I have a commission for you, and I will get back to it as soon as possible. Love to you all.....Dee

1 comment:

Cara said...

Dee - Take your time and recover at your own pace. I'll be thinking of you - Cara