28 February 2009

I think...

...I might just have had my first gall-bladder attack. I don't want a second one. YOUCH!!!

9 comments:

Cranky said...

I think that's a show on Fox, "When Gall Bladders Attack!" Just kidding! I'm truly sorry to hear it though, because my wife had to have hers removed. My prayers for you Wil.

revalkorn said...

I thought you were eating and living healthier. Those attacks usually happen after big fatty intakes. As one who no longer has his gall bladder, let me suggest a low-fat diet and plenty of liquids.

Lutheran Lucciola said...

Oh no. I hope you are OK! You might have to cut out some fat.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

I'd sure have my gall-bladder x-rayed or cat-scanned or whatever, as in this afternoon after church, before I'd ever put up with that pain again. And I'd schedule a surgery to remove it if gallstones are found, because that pain is worse than childbirth, worse than anything I have ever known.

The surgery, by contrast, is easy. Three small holes in your abdomen, g-bladder pulled out of one of them via a tube (laparoscope), virtually no pain afterward, and you get a good sound nap in the bargain.

If you wait until you have a severe and prolonged attack, my advice is, once you get to the ER, don'teven think about behaving like a gentleman. Just start screaming and shouting. That way, they'll get the doctor in there quickly to shut you up, and maybe it won't take you an hour and 45 minutes to get the injection that relieves the pain.

Oh, and lying down sometimes helps; I don't know why. While Cindi drives you to the ER, you should lie in the back seat of the car.

But hey, if take action now you can avoid all that agony!

I'm praying with you.

Jon Townsend said...

Been there, done that. It felt like a heart attack when it got to the really serious stage that I could no longer ignore it.

While I was waiting for surgery, I changed my diet to ultra low fat intake and had no issues with it at all. Just a suggestion.

Hang in there

orthodoxy hunter said...

Yeah.. fat aggravates it. I hope you're feeling better.

My grandma fell down her stairs on Friday and had to be taken to the ER. Long story. Long weekend.

William Weedon said...

Thanks all. I ate my food today with no symptoms of similar distress. Deo gratias!

Jen, sorry to hear about your grandmother. How is she doing now?

Lutheran Lucciola said...

Get thee to the doc, Pastor!

exegete77 said...

Pray you are doing better.

I have not had the gall bladder problem, but I have had 11 kidney stones, so I truly "feel your pain."

Rich