Wednesday, May 26, 2010


The doctor walked in Monday and slapped a pamphlet down about laparoscopic surgery.
We exhaled. What had we expected from a surgeon?

That meant we had to ask questions and know what surgery meant. I got a little light-headed just looking at the diagram on the wall. We bulldozed ahead with questions anyway.

He made the surgery sound elective. I guess so if one wants to live with excruciating heartburn symptoms. We opted not and asked for "elective" surgery as soon as possible. Additionally, he gave two options: four small holes or one large one, a surgery he had only been trained for but never performed. We chose the former. :)

So, next week will be pre-op. June 10th will be extraction day. And June 11th...that will be the last day you ever have to hear about my gallbladder.


The Frisk Five said...

We will be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend that had her gall bladder removed in middle school. Her scar is very small and barely noticable. I hate that you're going through all this pain and discomfort but soon it will be over and you'll be good as new! Thinking about you guys.