went to GP today to get results. The hospital hadn't sent the test results (despite telling me it would be there in 3 days and to make an appt with my GP asap
) so my GP rang them and they faxed it. While waiting for the fax she felt my gall bladder and had concluded it wasn't gallstones because I didn't yelp with pain. Then it turned out there were stones in there so she was very amazed at how well I am controlling it with diet. GO ME!!
I did tell her that sometimes it does hurt if I press on it though, so that confirmed a problem.
Turns out my gallbladder is "filled with multiple calculi" so yay for me.
She was quite pissed at the treatment I got at the hospital and felt it was just cause I was young so they figured it couldn't have been serious. I figure it's just cause they were flat out busy and I wasn't passed out on the floor.
My doc says I should have my gall bladder out, which I was ok with before hand, but now they said I have to have it done, I really don't want to
. She said she could prescribe medication that is supposed to break them up but she's never done that because the surgery is safe, routine and you don't need your gall bladder anyhow.
So I have an appointment to come with a surgeon/specialist (well, when they get around to me, since I'm going through public - no private cover)
So in the mean time, I just have to keep doing what I'm doing with diet to avoid aggravating it and she gave me a panadeine forte prescription just in case.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"