Well I came home from work to find a E_mail stating that I got chosed to beta test the LOTR MMO @@ Wootga! I'm downloading it right now ^_^ I think thats cool that I get to test it out =D I hope it ends up being good ^^
Well I just got back from my Ultrasound today and I'm happy I have a least a little idea of what is going on with me. The docotr couldn't tell me 100% for sure but he was about 90% sure that he saw small Gall stones. Now the smaller the stones the more the pain you are usually in, which would explain why my attacks were so painful.
He said they were really small to the point where he wasn't sure if they actually were stones. However the semi-bad part is, he said normally the Gall bladder is pear shaped, where as mine was almost flat.... go figure huh. He said that it looks like it just decided to stop working almost all together. =(
This runs in my family and I'm the 4th generation female in my family that has had problems with my Gall Bladder. He said it looks like they will end up removing it all together because it doesn't seem to be working right.
Even though I was hoping I wouldn't need surgery, I am just so happy to finally have a good idea about what this was...and I am very thankfull that (so far and hopfully) this is all it was.
I won't know much more until my doctors sees the pictures and gets back to me on this sometime next week. Until then lets hope I can avoid attacks! 4 of them in 3 weeks is not fun!
If you want to know what I've been feeling here is a list lol
Gall Bladder Symptom 2 - Gall Bladder Pain Symptoms
Gall Bladder Pain Symptom List - Types of Pain
1. Sporadic pains in the middle of the upper abdomen, or just below the ribs on the right side.
2. The pain may spread to the right shoulder or between the shoulder blades.
3. The pain can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting and sometimes excessive wind.
4. The attack can last from a few minutes to two to three hours before getting better.
5. The frequency and severity of attacks is very variable.
6. Attacks can be triggered by eating fatty foods such as chocolate, cheese or pastry.
7. It can be difficult to distinguish the pain from other diseases, such as: gastric ulcer, back problems, heart pains, pneumonia and kidney stones.
Gall Bladder Symptom 3 - Gall Stones
Symptoms of Gall Stones may include:
1. No Symptoms... Many people don't know they have gallstones. These "silent stones" are often found by accident from x-rays for other medical reasons. These stones may or may not require treatment.
2. Abdominal pain
6. Abdominal bloating
7. Fatty food intolerance
8. Biliary Colic
Certain symptoms indicate that there is a higher risk of danger and require immediate medical attention. These include:
5. Yellow eyes
6. Yellow skin
7. Persistent pain
8. Clay-colored stools ("Light Colored Stools" or "Pale Stools")
Gall Bladder Symptom 4 - Gall Bladder Atack Symptoms
An acute gall bladder attack symptom can occur at any time, such as the night or after a fatty meal. A gallstone attack indicates that medical attention is required. A gallstone attack usually is marked by a steady, severe pain in the upper abdomen. Attacks may last only 20 or 30 minutes but more often they last for one to several hours. A gallstone attack may also cause pain in the back between the shoulder blades or in the right shoulder and may cause nausea or vomiting. Attacks may be separated by weeks, months, or even years. Once a true attack occurs, subsequent attacks are much more likely.
Gall Bladder Attack Symptom List in Summary:
* Upper abdominal pain
* Back pain - between the shoulder blades
* Pain under the right shoulder
* Steady, severe pain in the upper abdomen that increases rapidly and lasts from 30 minutes to several hours.
* Pain in the back between the shoulder blades.
* Pain under the right shoulder.
* Nausea or vomiting.
Gall bladder attack symptoms often follow fatty meals, and they may occur during the night. Other gallstone symptoms include
* Abdominal bloating
* Recurring intolerance of fatty foods
About 2 weeks ago I had sharp pains in my stomach and sides, I walked around and brushed the pain aside thinking it was just cramps cause it was close to that time of the month.
However about 5 days after that, I was woken up in the middle of the night with the same pain again, except this time it intensified.... it was constricting in my breathing and spread around to my sides and my back. But it went away in about 10 minutes and I thought nothing really of it.
Then last week Monday, I woke up with the same pains again except as soon as I stood up the pain brought me too my knees, and withen minutes I had trouble taking full breaths. However none of the pain was in my chest, all in me stomach and sides. It hurt to breath move it was like nothing I had ever felt before it was so unbelievably, painful. So I got scared and called my mom at 2:30am and asked her to come pick me up and take me to the hospital. Half way there the pain subsided and I decided to just stay over at my mom's house. All was well for a week...exactly a week lol
Tonight I was just about to go to sleep and around 12am I started to feel the pains coming again so I phoned my mom and asked her to come and pick me up and take me to the hospital again while I was still in pain so that I would have a better chance of being seen in Emergency.
So I went there still in lots of pain. I finally got in to see them after about 1 1/2hr's and everything seems to think I've been suffering from Gall Bladder attacks. Which does run in my family.
It could be Gall stones which can be dissolved by laser, or I may I have my Gall Bladder removed which isn't anything serious, and you can live without it. They scheduled me to get and Ultrasound done within a week or so. The sooner the better for me @@
I go and see my family doctor tomorrow so I'll see what he has to say as well. Needless to say I was very scared when I got my first sevear attack, the pain was like nothing I've felt and restricted my breathing to small short breaths, even speaking was diffucult.
But at least I will find out fairly soon what this is, and I'll feel more at ease. So wish me luck ^^ I know it shouldn't be anything more serious then that, but you never know. *huggles to everyone* forgive my bad spelling it's 3am and I'm a little nervous.
Weee an upate finally @@ I've been really busy with work and what not. But everything is going ok, I've got good money coming in and things are finally looking better for me.
I do miss not seeing my friends as much @@ My birthday is this Thursday the 23 @@ and I don't work on the 24 XD We should do something XD
Also I got this sexy new layout XD and my tax return is a nice chunk of cash XD Can't wait to get it @@
Just some quick info for my WPG friends ^^ I don't have work on New years eve/day ^^ SO if we want to plan something I'm up for it ^^ No money involved if possible cause I'm broke =p