Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gallbladder is Gone

Yesterday I went in for lapriscopic surgery to remove my gallbladder. Everything went really well. The doctor told Caleb that I had hundreds of stones. Many of them were the size of the previously lodged stones which gave me so much trouble back in March. So, it was a good thing we decided to remove my gallbladder. The main reason we decided to go through with the surgery was because there was a high chance of a stone becoming lodged and causing pancreantitus again and much worse, potentially life long problems such as diabetes.

With my current low fat diet I haven't had very many symptoms, but the fear of pancreantitus was always in my thoughts.

Now I don't have to live in fear! What a huge relief. I honestly can't imagine being able to eat without that constant worry. It has been a very long 5 months and I am thankful to be putting this time behind me.

Please be praying for a quick recovery. I am in a lot of pain and am feeling nervous about Caleb's return to work on Thursday. My stomach feels like part of my guts were taken out (Caleb says I must be in touch with my body, since that's about what happened).

Thanks for all your prayers and encouragement these last 2 days.

On a side note, Amelia is trying to suck her thumb which is super cute!!

1 comment:

liz said...

Thanks for the update, will be praying!