Subtropical Lady

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2023-01-11 02:22:21 (UTC)

GI Appointment

I finally have an appointment at the end of the month! My only concerns are that it may take months before the gallbastard is finally removed, and then there’s the fear of them not wanting to remove it at all. I can’t see the last one being likely, though, because that seems to be the only solution and I’m in a lot of discomfort. I get crampy and nauseous, and there’s a whole lot of gurgling going on.

I worry that after I see the GI doc and then I’m referred to a surgeon, there will be a pre-op appointment as well as a consultation before the actual surgery. So I could be looking at three appointments before the damn thing is removed. I don’t know exactly how it works. I don’t even know why I have to go to a GI doc and why I can’t go straight to a surgeon since they have the damn HIDA results.

I’ve also found conflicting information. Some sources say gallbladder removal is major surgery and a last resort for doctors. Also, expect to be in the hospital for a few days. Other sources say it’s relatively quick, minor, and very common, and you usually go home the same day.

I was able to get caught up on sleep, even though he came in on the motorcycle while I was asleep. I heard him leave, though. Tuesdays at 10:30 seems to be a common time for him to take off.