Not my usual topic, such as tablescapes, diy projects or blog tutorials. I have been known to share some of my health issues. Being a three time cancer survivor, I am very thankful to still be here to write about Life and Linda.
Within the last few months, I found out I have a 2 cm gallstone. That certainly explains why I have discomfort in my abdomen or sometimes chest pain with bloating. When I have an attack, it usually lasts for 2 to 3 days, feeling like a stomach ache.
Years ago, after different tests, they did not know why I was having these issues. I had a Upper GI Endoscopy, plus some other tests I cannot recall.
No one at that time suggested to me, to have an abdomen ultrasound, which looks at all of your organs in the mid-section.
ultrasounds are used to check the major organs in the abdominal cavity. These
organs include your gallbladder, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and spleen.
Well, my current Internist suggested an ultrasound, because my symptoms could mean I have gallstones. Sure enough, I do and a large one. She told me if the attacks keep up, I should see a surgeon about removing my Gallbladder.
Another organ lopped off.........For now, I am waiting.
*I would be interested to know how many bloggers have suffered from this and how many have had their gallbladder removed.