Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gallville

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.

2 comments:

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.

-Alicia