Tuesday, 16 October 2007

gallbladder surgery

Well, after 2 years of feeling sick after eating certain foods, I finally got the problem taken care of. This last Friday I had my gallbladder removed. Back last November I finally went to the doctor to complain about months of indigestion I'd been having. I was referred to a radiologist to have an ultrasound done and wasn't able to have that done until March. The ultrasound showed that I did indeed have a gallstone so I was referred to a surgeon. I had a consultation with one surgeon that referred me to another doctor and come August, I still hadn't had the surgery so I went back to my doctor of the base. He agreed that I had waited long enough and suggested we try again, but this time go to the military hospital at RAF Lakenheath (7 hours away).

On September 5th I had a consultation with a doctor there and soon after we scheduled the surgery. It was so nice to have the friends we've made through the church here because we didn't really have to worry about who would watch our kids while we were gone. We knew they would be better off staying here and sleeping in their own beds and Natalie could go to school as usual. So I really have to thank Sister Wigley, the Ferrar family and Jess & Phil for making this easy for our kids.

We got back yesterday and I am still recovering, but I don't feel the need to be drugged up on percocet anymore, but I am finding it difficult to get back to my normal routine. I am still really low on energy and I am uncomfortable. But we are managing. Thank you as well to the Relief Society sisters that have taken care of some of our meals. It's nice to not have that to worry about.

2 comments:

momintx said...

I hope you are recovering better now Karen. Hugs, Aubri

LsuFan said...

Oh wow Karen, I had no clue. I am glad you are recovering well, I remember when I had mine out I had a difficult time getting back to normal as well. We have so much to catch up on hope everything else is well!! Gabby