Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Update

Hi all, You may or may not be wondering why I've not blogged in awhile, and I have a REALLY GOOD EXCUSE!

Friday evening, after feeling great for two days, I was rushed to the emergency room. After about four hours, I was admitted to the hospital, had a "scope" the next day to rule out tummy problems, then had gall bladder surgery on Sunday morning. Both the ER doctor and the surgeon were a bit surprised that others felt my HIDA scan was "indeterminate" as they both felt immediately it showed gall bladder problems.

Sure enough, my surgeon and anesthesiologist both told me that my gall bladder was non-function and "very sick." It was pretty swollen, and the surgeon told me it was good we got it out when we did. I had some extra pain and nausea so I ended up staying an extra day in the hospital and am getting ready to go to my own bed now! My insides kinda feel weird, but hey -- there's a part missing, so I guess that's to be expected, hm?

Please continue to pray for me and my family. Recovery is two weeks during which I need to take things easy (yeah), not lift anything over 10 pounds (guess I have to wait to finish canning), and be careful of what I eat. I also get very tired easily right now. Thankfully, my brother is here right now for hunting season and has been keeping the kids occupied. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law continue to help, too, as does Tony.

And now, I'm off to bed....thanks for your prayers!

7 comments:

precious grandma said...

thankful you're back home, again (minus a part), but obviously it won't be missed! Thankful for all your "local" help,for Tony and for Tim, also. Missed your blogs! Keep getting your rest while you can. Take care and keep looking UP! You sound so much better already. Love you all Much. (So does Dad)

Brownie said...

wow! Hopefully the recovery will be quick!

Anonymous said...

Hey,Linda
I knew it was the gall bladder :)

Martha said...

Well I was beginning to wonder!! I'm thankful you're on the road to recovery, Lin, and I sure pray that you will really let other people help you out A LOT during these next two weeks and longer! I love you!

liz said...

Tim cooking---nice!

Glad you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Thankful with you that your health issues will be improving! Special HI to your kid's UNCLE (who happens to be one of my favorite nephews)
Love you!
A.Kath

Karen said...

I'm glad you're feeling better!