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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:54 pm

Just letting you know I had a wee trip to hospital in an ambulance today.

All of a sudden my stomach decided it would unleash a world of pain upon me. This had happened on Saturday but cleared in 5 mins. This time it didn't. I was at Uni and the pain was excruciating. Breathing in hurt. it hurt to stand, lie, sit, anything, it just hurt. BAD. I was hyperventilating cause of the pain so I started feeling faint and tingly and I got so hot I was just sweating and my hair was all wet - I couldn't even talk straight I felt so drunk.

Luckily, being in the psych department, one of the people expert in panic attacks used their relaxation techniques and clinical skills to keep me relatively calm and focussed on breathing slowly until the ambo arrived with some funky pain drugs.

A friend called the bloke, cancelled the wedding cake meeting for me and grabbed my essentials and came with me.

I had to wait an hour at the hospital to be seen - understandable - that's what triage is for, but I must admit I muttered once or twice about government funding and racecources.

End of story is the pain had somewhat subsided (from an 8/9 to a 2/3 out of 10) and the doc said my wee had no sign of infection and that he suspects gall stones. He gave me antacids too in case it is an ulcer (and some panadol) but I have to have an ultrasound and may have my gall bladder removed. :shock:

I never want that pain again. And right now, even though I haven't eaten since 12, I'm kinda scared to eat since the gall bladder is involved in digestion. Oh, and I didn't ride home
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:32 pm

did they check if you were pregnant tegan? i am glad to hear you are feeling better though, ive never been in a ambo before!
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:46 pm

they asked if I was pregnant a number of times and my response was "I bloody well hope not - I have implanon!) the pain was right up under the ribcage, higher than I would think for a pregnancy - and spot on for gallstones apparently.

I did a google, apparently the gallbladder is responsible for the digestion of fats (though the liver also contributes). So I am staying well clear of fats.
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35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:47 pm

LOL yeah they seem to ask over and over again :P are u feeling better now?
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:48 pm

feeling ok now. Still some aching, but that may be due to the muscle tension during the pain itself. problem being if it IS gallstones, they may come back anytime - hence the avoiding fats
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15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
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Postby shelbel » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:21 pm

Ouch Tegan! I hope they sort you out real soon, i know tummy pains are the worst, i injured the tiny tendon on the base of my sternum (it has a name, stuffed if i can remember it now tho) a while a ago, i was in pain on and off for a year and it took months to figure out what was wrong, and to wait for specialist appointments! But still nowhere near as exciting as your day!
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:42 am

Oh god teagan, thats no good at all :( Im glad you have come through it ok. Take care buddy :( xx
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Postby Chelle » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:10 pm

Glad that you are felling better, take it easy for a while Tegan.

You could alway's have a preggas test just to check it out just to be on the safe side.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:30 pm

well I have the implanon thing in my arm and the pain was up really high, just under the ribcage so I'm guessing unless it got REALLY lost, there's no baby in there.

I have an ultrasound appt on Tuesday to see if there are stones (or maybe boulders) in my gall bladder.

Today hjas been fine. A little bit sore this morning, but nothing for the rest of the day. I am going to try a little milk in a cup of tea tonight and see what happens. I miss my tea and my breakky cereal :cry:
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15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

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Postby milkyway » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:39 pm

OMG - you poor thing! That sounds awful, Tegan :(

Hope you and your doc get to the bottom asap. Hopefully the ultrasound will reveal all.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:03 am

yeah make sure you let us know how the ultrasound goes. you never know with these implanons lol.
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Postby oostevens » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:48 pm

my husband has gallbladder disease. its from eating a lot of really fatty foods (which he did in his past)

he has to be very careful with eating foods, he cant have pretty much any fat, otherwise it builds up and he ends up in a lot of pain.

the pain is horrible, cos i cant do anything to help him, and no tablets work :( so for a few days he is in pain bad crampy pain.

apparently his gall bladder aint bad enough to have taken out :( which sucks bad.

we just dont have takeaway anymore :p i try and eat what he does so he doesnt feel as bad.

but yeah, i guess u really do have to watch wat u eat in life, or something like this could happen.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:21 pm

it's funny cause I've never actually had a very high takeaway fatty type diet. I've always eaten fairly healthily, just too much of it and not enough exercise :oops:

But I tick off on most of the risk factors:
female
been on the pill
been overweight
lost weight

The only one that i didn't get was high cholesterol diet .

I had the ultrasound, but have to wait to go to the GP to find out what the results were.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

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"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:39 pm

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 :roll: ) 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. :roll: 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!

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Postby lng86 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:17 pm

Oh that is great news. You must've been worried. An operation can be a scary process... But it sounds like a simple procedure. I'm glad it is nothing more serious. :D
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