Sunday, June 5, 2011

Another trip to the ER

Yup. Saturday was fun. Super sick every day this week with what I think is the gallstones. For your information: the ER is pretty useless. I lay in the room for 4 hours with out any answers then they say, "Yeah we are gonna give you meds for an ulcer." UM excuse me what about my gallstones? Then the doctor says, "Well we don't want to do surgery until it's an emergency situation, like when the pain is so bad you can't take it." Okay sir....I am in the
E M E R G E N C Y room for a reason. My husband says, "How much MORE pain do you want her to be in??!!!!! she has attacks DAILY!!!" He was mad.
Bottom line.....They can't/don't want to do anything about it until the baby is born. They could take it out and not risk the baby, but they rather not. I am seeing my OBGYN next week who will have me see a surgeon who will hopefully have some answers about how bad my gallbladder is. BUT in the mean time, I am trying these meds and HOPE they help prevent the pain. They didn't this morning, but I will keep trying.
They think I could have an ulcer/acid reflux as well because I get sick even though I eat no fat. I am no doctor, but perhaps could it be that the pregnancy is making the stones worse?? Especially since gallstones are very common in pregnant women?? By the way, gallstones are from the devil. They are the worst pain I have ever had. I have had two babies, and two miscarriages. Yes, worse than all that. And to not be able to eat the food I want/need to eat... is awful. AWFUL!! I crave Monterey Jack cheese with salt (I could eat the whole block). Just a little chocolate? A small cookie? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich... please? okay, A tuna sandwich. Nope, NO, and no way. It's so sad.
A lady in our church watched our boys this time at our house and she told me she told her husband, "Honey..I looked in her cabinets and in her fridge....she doesn't have ANY bad food!! I mean none!!" haha. I know, that as soon as anyone hears gallbladder, they must assume it's because of my diet. It's not. I am watching my fat like a bear watches a fish.
All I can say is, this baby must be a girl, and she is gonna be trouble. This is the hardest pregnancy I have had. Not only the morning sickness, super fatigue, constipation, gallstones, acid reflux(?), but my legs are ACHY , restless, and just plain hurt. A plus though? I must be losing fat because Davey commented on how I look thin in my shoulders and back. I better be. Can't have any chocolate. Pshhhh.

This baby better be an angle when it's born.

Love, The Curvy Housewife

6 comments:

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

Oh my goodness - wait until it's an emergency? I guess they want to really push you to the absolute limit - good grief!

I had a severe gallbladder attack about 2 months after my son was born. I didn't know what it was - I thought I was dying. I agree with you, the pain is excruciating. Worse than childbirth.

The only thing that surpassed it was a kidney stone I had a year-and-a-half ago. (What can I say? I'm stony...)

The good news is that if you can hang on until after you have the baby to have the gallbladder out, it's not that bad. The attack was much, much worse than the surgery. Having been pregnant, the skin stretched very easily for them to get in laproscopically.

I hope you don't have any more attacks...is there more than one stone?

I'm wishing you the best - you've been through a lot.

xo Debbie

Adrienne said...

Thank you Debbie!! I think there are more than one stone, but I am not sure. I should find out this week. I hope I don't get any more attacks too!! Thanks for the sweet comment!! :)

Kimberlynn said...

I was just praying for you over the weekend and asking the Lord to help you find the help you need. At this point, if they can remove your gallbladder than they should. Period!!!

I'm so sorry you're going through this my sweet friend. I hate it. I'm praying for you and will continue to!

I love you girl!!!

Adrienne said...

Thank you so much Kimberlynn!! Love you and appreciate the prayers more than you know!!

Kendra said...

I know this is not what you want to hear, but most of the time, surgery is not an option, as least emergently, unless your gallbladder is inflamed and infected. It is possible that because of your diet you do have reflux, which could be mimicking the gall stone pain.
Regardless, I'm so sorry that you're having such a rough time. I'll keep praying for you!!

Adrienne said...

Thank you Kendra!! It's nice to have a nurses opinion. :) thanks for the prayers!