My first post on here was really about diet and how to reduce the effects of gallstones. Since then I've had a ultrasound and MRI and have also now seen the surgeon. I think, mostly it's been positive. I'm relieved to say that despite A&E being concerned about my liver tests everything on the scans appear to be normal apart from a gallbladder full of stones!
I'm now in that "limbo" stage waiting for a date for gall bladder removal and having to live with the pain of the stones in the meantime.
This weekend has been verging on unbearable. I came home from work early on Friday as I had pain and knew it could turn quicky into me vomiting and passing out. Thankfully I took co-codomil in time and I got through and even managed to sleep. But that's how the whole weekend has been. Pain, pills and sleep.
There seems to be a pattern in terms of time. I wake up fine. Then by lunch time I feel it gradually getting worse in my back. Then by 3pm I'm in agony. Then finally between 7-8 in the evening I start to feel human again. It's always in my back though. Like someone is sticking hot pokers in me and leaving them there then twisting them a little every now and then. This time, it also happens to coincide with my period which is just exasperating everything.
I feel generally really rubbish, my husband feels helpless and my poor son has had a rubbish end to his half term with his mum being poorly (again).
I know I'm probably feeling sorry for myself but I actually don't know what else to do at the moment to improve things until I finally get the date for the op.
Thanks for listening! 🙂