Donna’s Doctor Appointment

Donna was very nauseous last night but was better this morning but this gave her more resolve to get the problem fixed. So when she saw her doctor and he said it was her gall bladder, she was actually glad. The doctor could fix that by removing it!

Her problem is “biliary dyskinesia”. No stones but her bladder isn’t contracting right when it injects bile into her intestine. I said it wasn’t ejaculating right; the doctor didn’t disagree but said they use other terminology! He also said there isn’t anything he can give her to help; the only resolution was removal. And she would have to limit her fat intake since that would cause diarrhea. But she had a problem with his saying she’d have to cut her cheese intake! Other fats she could handle but she likes her cheeses!

She was in the mood to accept this choice and agreed to surgery. It will be done lapriscopically unless there is a problem. Then he will open her up. He is a trauma surgeon so I feel very comfortable with his operating on her. I am unsure how she feels about him doing it but she does want SOMEONE to remove the offending organ.

All along she has said it was her gall bladder and this diagnosis proved her right! She knows we will have a lot of out of pocket expenses even with insurance but she is “sick of feeling sick”.

Her surgery is now scheduled for September 29 sometime around dawn! Lol. She will be in the hospital overnight which complicates things with the dog and cats but I’ll figure it out. Either the kennel or going back and forth.

I later realized today many of my friends made life-changing decisions. It must be a favorable position for the planets today!

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  1. Annie R2P

     /  August 29, 2011

    I hope that everything works out well for Donna. Proper diagnosis is step one. Sounds like you have a good surgeon for her surgery. Good luck.

    Oh, and I had to cut my cheese consumption and dairy. I am on fat free dairy now and rarely have just a wee bit of the real stuff. Maybe a tablespoon of bleu cheese chunks in my salad, or a little mozarella on pasta or cooked squash. But I am definitely down from a pound of cheese or more per week, to less than 2 ounces per week and it is doable.

    I won’t like, the first six months all I could think about was cheese, but it passes. 🙂

  2. Charlie

     /  August 31, 2011

    From an FB friend’s comment:

    I had my gallbladder removed about 10 years ago. I still have to be careful with fatty foods, but not nearly like I did in the beginning. I eat lots of cheese now and it doesn’t bother me. So there’s hope for future cheese consumption!


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