Ouch! Ow! Oooh!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Well, there I was, getting ready to go to a Choir concert, so I cooked a speedy low fat pork 'n pineapple thing with rice, ate some, picked up my music and went.
Later, I returned, conscious that I wasn't really hungry - but felt that I hadn't had my full quota of supper, so ate the left overs. And had an ice cream. As I went to bed, my insides began to complain, but I put it down to rushing around and eating stuff too late.
By 2.30am, I had a real stomach ache. Thought I'd return my supper, but nothing happened. Was wakeful and in pain until about 6.30 when supper returned. Thought that would stop the pain - but rather it got worse, spreading from the right across my upper abdomen. Was now feeling badly done to! More supper returned later, spouse anxious, and called doctor. She came out and examined me, and sent me into the hospital for tests. Mercifully she told me to take paracetemol, which eased the pain. Once in hospital I was again prodded all over my tum - three times!! - given a scan, and admitted for observation. Apparently I have some large gallstones! I didn't know that!
I've just signed up to the Gall Bladder Banter Team, so hope to get info there - and I must say that having read some postings there, I know I have got off quite lightly. So far. Plus, it underlines how thankful I am for the NHS - not having to think of financial consequences for the investigations already done, and the prospect of surgery makes a huge difference.
So - there's more to me than meets the eye - big fat gallstones I never knew were there!