Hallelujah! We have an answer friends! It turns out that all of my pain is from my gall bladder! I am so thrilled to have an answer. I really was beginning to believe that perhaps I was crazy and making it all up in my head. I had actually been asked if I thought it could be mental rather than something actually wrong. At first I dismissed such a thought but as time went on and there were no answers, I began to feel like maybe it WAS all in my head.
Luckily, I didn't give up! I persisted and pushed my doctor to keep testing. Tuesday I went for a Hida Scan. They injected me with some sort of dye to be able to watch my gall bladder work. The test took two hours to complete and was terrible. Because they needed to see what was happening to my gall bladder, they had to give me a medicine to make it work like it would if I had eaten. They told me I might cramp and I REALLY did cramp. It hurt, but I was so glad I had done it when I got the news that they had figured out the problem.
So, now what? I go today to see a surgeon. I have all my tests and questions in hand. I have heard that the surgery is so easy these days. I have also heard that I will feel a million times better. I am ready! BRING IT ON! The surgeon is a family friend. I know I will be in good hands, so let's get this party started. I am praying that he will schedule me right away so I can get back to feeling like a normal active person.
I have learned so much about my family gall bladder history since I have been diagnosed. I will be the third woman on my mom's side of the family to have my gall bladder out at the age of 31. My grandmother, aunt and mother have all had theirs removed too! I guess I got the wrong end of the genetic stick on this one. At least if Ruby ever has an issue, I will be able to guide her in the right direction to get it detected as soon as possible. Fortunately, she seems to be taking after he father's side of the family.
So friends, Please continue to pray for me. Thanks so much for the prayers you have already sent to the Lord on my behalf. He was listening and answered! I will keep you posted on what the doctor says and when my surgery will be scheduled. Thanks again everyone!!