Yup. Kind of puts a damper on all my plans for Memorial Day weekend - a BBQ on Sunday, a trip to NYC on Monday. But at least I'll still be able to go down the shore in a week!
Anywho, I woke up around 1:30 yesterday morning with terrible pains in my chest and upper abdominals. I thought it was heartburn so I took Pepcid AC and Gas-Ex and thought it would go away after a few hours, as usual.
Well, this was not the case. I was in constant pain for a solid 13 hours before I made BF take me to the doctor's office. They told me to go straight to the ER. At the ER, they dosed me with a painkiller and sent me for an ultrasound.
Turns out I had not one but two gallstones, and my white blood cell count was very high. They gave me Percocet, told me to take some ibuprofen for the time being, and to follow up with my physician the next day.
Today I went to the doc's. After an exam he told me I needed to see a surgeon. He couldn't get one at their office, but spoke to one over the phone, who told said that based on my exam and the amount of pain I was still feeling, I needed my gallbladder taken out immediately.
I've never been overnight in the hospital before, let alone had surgery. So I'm a little nervous. I'm not too thrilled but my mom and BF will be with me.
Anyone else had gallbladder surgery? I'm really nervous. Apparently it's a very simple thing and they do it laparoscopically. I'll be released on Sunday. So, awesome?
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