Starting after Savannah was born, I had trouble with intense pain in the right side of my abdomen. It would hit pretty suddenly and last a few hours, and then go away. Usually I was lay awake moaning until the pain was gone. Being the type of person I am, I ignored it and assumed it was nothing. After it happened 4 times in the course of about 5 months, Paul told me he wanted me to make a doctor’s appointment. I dragged my feet, and decided to consult the experts (i.e. my friends on Facebook) to see if this could be something serious. As you know, my biggest fear is that the doctor will blow me off!
Two friends who have had their gallbladders removed said they had the same symptoms, and encouraged me to make a doctor’s appointment. So I found a doctor by my new house, and went to see him last week.
Apparently it’s pretty common for women to have gallbladder issues after having children. The doctor was great and took everything I said seriously, and was so nice. He said I needed an ultrasound, which I went in for today. That will tell him if I have any gallstones, and what to do from there. I really really hope this is the problem, and that I don’t have to go through a battery of tests to figure it out! (Maybe I watch too much House.) The ultrasound technician told me today that the doctor should have the results from the ultrasound by the end of this week, so if he doesn’t call me by Friday then I’ll call him.
So yeah. That’s what’s new on my end. :-)