Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I'm So Stoned, Duuuude...

I bet anyone who knows me never thought I would say that. (big grin)

After calling the doctor's office a couple of times and spending the last few days at work with my cell phone by my side at all times, I finally heard from my doctor. Well, techincally she didn't speak to me; someone else at the office called me while I was driving home from work tonight. The ultrasound I had on Friday "is consistent with gallstones." They didn't tell me much more than that; they just referred me to another doctor. So I'll call him or her tomorrow and see what's recommended. Maybe they'll be able to break up the stones instead of having to remove my gall bladder. From what I've heard from other people, however, having the gall bladder removed isn't too bad in terms of the surgery or the aftermath. I would have preferred not having two major surgeries in a single year, but you have to do what you have to do.

(Russ, isn't it odd we're both blogging about health issues at the same time? I don't know if I should start feeling middle-aged because of my health or youthful for using technology to discuss it.)

OK, I better get back to writing. Tomorrow is the halfway point for National Novel Writing Month, and I can't quite seem to close the gap between where I am and where I should be.


Russ said...

What can I say, we're getting old. But, thankfully, it's a new era, and I'm sure you're taking advantage of it the same way as me - investing time looking up the condition on the internet, educating yourself, and eliminating some of that "I wonder what this means for me" anxiety. It sounds like you're addressing your medical concerns up front and aggressively, and that is a big part of the battle. Good luck, and I'm sure your doctors will take good care of you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra, sorry to hear about the stones but, glad to hear it is not more serious. Take care and looking forward to more good reading on your blog :)

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