My visit with the general surgeon today...hhhhmmmmm
Bringing my two yr. old with me to the appointment.... double hhhhmmmmm
The surgeon (after asking a million questions and poking an prodding until he literally brought tears to my eyes) is 99.9% sure I have gallbladder disease...hhhmmmm
Gallbladder disease is excruciating and can be more painful than stones..hhhhmmm
Gallbladder disease can only be officially diagnosed through a test that CANNOT be done on a pregnant women without harming the baby....hhhmmmm
Galldlbadder disease is where the gallbladder cannot get the bile out fast enough and sometimes can't get it out at all. Therefore it contracts into itself for hours on end, and I feel all of it the whole time. There is no cure aside from gallbladder removal...hhhmmmm
The surgeon would gladly remove the gallbladder next week if I was not pregnant, or if he could prove it was life threatening or that my gallbladder was not functioning (which would be done by doing the test he can't do) ...hhhmmmm
I get to wait until I have the baby (probably just a few days after having the baby) before the test and surgery can be done...hhhmmm
Nothing aside from morphine can help the pain, and it will only get worse as time goes on....hhhmmmm
I get to spend the next 1/2 of my pregnancy experiencing excruciating pain at least once a day with no meds. to help me, or I can go into a form of pain that leaves me not able to function for at least 2 days, brings on a severe fever, a trip to the ER and an emergency gallbladder removal. Whichever comes first....
I am quickly making a list of all of my blessings, things to occupy me on short notice, upcoming events that I am looking forward to, and things for the kids to do when I am sick and Ben is at work. I just had a nice long cry of complete discouragement and of course pain, but now I will move forward and do what I can with what I have.
The Lord will take care of me. He always does.