Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I have called out sick

I have been neglecting my blogging lately due to illness. I fell ill last week with bad pain in my upper back. It felt exactly like a gall bladder attack; only I don't have a gall bladder - it was removed in 1980. I went to the doctor and they ordered the usual battery of tests. CBC, labs, x-ray, abdominal ultra sound. My heart was enlarged on the x-ray, so they threw in an echo cardiogram. I took myself off my cholesterol meds (pravastatin) and the PA told me to stay off of them until the test results are in. My regular doctor is on vacation, and I see him first thing next Monday when he returns. In the meantime, the pain is now at a manageable level, I am feeling better everyday. I suspect that I could have formed some more "stones" in the common bile duct. This happens in about one percent of the gall bladder cases. (so I am told) Anyway, I hope that it is not something more serious. Keep your fingers crossed for me! I plan to catch up on my blog reading tomorrow!

8 comments:

Motherkitty said...

Sorry, Tuffenuf, that you are in such pain. I know what gallbladder pain is and it's not fun. I hope this gets resolved quickly. In the meantime, take it easy and at least enjoy reading others' blogs. We can wait for your comments on how you are doing. Feel better soon.

susan said...

Take care and know lots of folks all over the world are thinking of you!

Eternally Curious said...

Feel better soon Tuff! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers ... Eternally Curious

jellyhead said...

Tuff, I was wondering where you were. Sorry to hear you've been unwell.....hope it's all sorted out soon.

Motherkitty said...

Just a follow-up visit to see how you are. Are you feeling better, and did your physician find out what was wrong to cause the pain? Hope to hear from you very soon.

Texas2Tennessee said...

Take good care Tuf and be good to yourself...

Joann said...

It is hard when the 'regular doctor' is not around. Feel better soon.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Tuffe...it's been several days now and I hope that you have found something out from the results of your tests. We're all worried about you. Let us know if you are okay or not, when you feel better. Take it easy and don't worry about commenting or even reading our blogs until you are better.