Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The verdict is....

I have finally found out why I'm having so much pain! I have gotten a true diagnosis! It's about time! (doing a happy dance!)

I have gallstones, kidney stones and also a cyst on my left kidney. I saw a surgeon today, and will be having surgery on Monday to remove my gallbladder. He said that we will deal with the kidneys after this gets done.

It's relieving to at least know what is wrong and to actually have a plan to make it better. The pain has been sometimes unbearable, for the past 2 months. After working all day, I just wanna crawl into bed and sleep...it's the only time I'm really comfortable. Even though, at night now, I can't sleep too well anymore. Could that be because of all the napping? I don't know, but it's a possibility! Could it also be the nagging ache under my right rib, that just refuses to leave me? Maybe! Regardless, it should be taken care of by next Monday!

The surgeon also had some concerns about the cyst and fluid in my left kidney and the stone in the right, but says we will deal with that after the gallbladder is done. He says my kidney's are still functioning good for now, so we'll leave it be.

I'm actually excited to have the surgery, if you can believe it! I know I probably sound like a crazy woman, but living in pain for months on end, just isn't right! I'm tired of wigging out because the pain gets so intense that I just can't stand it and start taking it out on whoever is closest to me. Not fair to the kids, Brian, or the patient's that call or come in the office. I've been doing my best to keep it under control, but sometimes I just can't take the pain and lash out.

So, hopefully, all will go well and I can be happy and pain free very soon! Will keep you posted, when I can. Have to run and fill out a bunch of papers for work. Hope everyone is having a great day!

9 comments:

Mama Duck said...

Wooohooo! Surgery!

No, just kidding, but I know that feeling of, "FINALLY"!

Thank goodness they made a diagnosis and you will have some relief soon!

Melissa said...

I bet you are glad to finally have a diagnosis even if it means surgery. I hear the gall bladder thing isn't too bad. (Hopefully for you!)
Good luck and feel better soon!

Marie said...

Oh my gosh!! Wow, I would be happy to have a diagnosis as well instead of having to wonder why I was in so much pain. I'm sorry you have been in pain, so I'm happy to hear that surgery will rectify all of this. Sending you good vibes!! :)

Kira said...

i wish you luck . hubby got his out ( a few months ago?) wrote about it in my archives. he says it's the best thing he ever did.

jlybn123 said...

Thanks for all of your comments and well wishes, I appreciate it.

Peanutt said...

I can't wait either! You've been hard to deal with when your in pain! JUST KIDDING!!!!! You know I wish you well and expect a call as soon as they take it out!!! I already told you, if you need anything, then you let me know!!!!

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jlybn123 said...

I know that I've been miserable....I'm sowwy! It's been hard, feeling so crappy!

Philip said...

I'm so happy for you! That will definitely fix the problems. I will be wishing for a routine and safe surgery procedure and quick recovery.

So glad you found out!

-xtessa- said...

good luck on your surgery. i actually saw this procedure on video... my sister had hers removed a couple of years ago!