After I posted a pic on Instagram earlier, I realized I forgot to mention I’m having my gallbladder removed tomorrow. Have I mentioned I hate surgery?
Once I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, my doctor wanted to run some tests to make sure everything “inside” looked okay. So I had an abdominal ultrasound and a HIDA scan. Everything looked really good except my gallbladder. It isn’t functioning…..at all.
I knew as soon as the HIDA scan was over that my gallbladder wasn’t functioning because I knew how to read the test and there was no change in the visual part that I could see. However, when my nurse called eight hours later (at 7pm) and said, “you have significant gallbladder disease,” I kind of freaked. I asked her what that meant and she basically said,” well you are really sick, aren’t you?” HA. I immediately talked to my mom and cousin susie, who are both nurses, and they assured me that it just meant my gallbladder didn’t work and had to be removed.
Scared the crap out of me.
I wish she nurse would have just said that.
I talked to another nurse the next day, who was great, and answered some questions for me. She said it had to come out or it would just keep making me sicker and sicker. She said there is no way to know if the Celiac Disease caused the gallbladder trouble, but it’s likely, and not uncommon for gallbladders to give out.
So, I’ll be saying goodbye to my gallbladder in the morning.
I’ll appreciate your prayers for a quick surgery and recovery. The doctor said recovery really varies for everyone and to just take it easy for a few days. My stomach has had quite a few tramas in the past four years so I’m not sure time is on my side, but I sure hope so!!