Yes, I promised myself I would write a blog entry once a day. BUT a Wednesday in early January Dan rushed me to hospital at 0600. I was having sharp chest pains, I couldn't take a full breathe and throwing up.

Turns out I have gall stones! Hundreds of them and 2 VERY LARGE ones. One is trapped in the cystic duct and the other in the common bile duct(CBD) I had three Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) done. Each time it was done it removed dozens of stones but the 2 biggies remain. They look like yellow diamonds in the photos. I have a stent put in running from my gallbladder I think straight to my stomach. I'm eating mainly soft foods.

I was hospitalized twice and my body was at war fighting a major infection. I was out of the office for almost month.

At the hospital I was told I had this problem for years. See I was right I didn't have acid reflux I have been misdiagnosed for the last 4 years.

I returned to work this week I didn't want to take more advance leave. I know it's stupid but I also have a new boss I never met. Believe me I'm taking it SLOW. I am doing very little compared with my usual work load.

When Dan returns from LA after his training with the Army at the end of the month I will have surgery and have my gallbladder removed. The surgery will try to be done endoscopically but there is a 2% chance that it could be done the tradition way with the 3-12 inch opening below the breast bone. Depending on what they see. To make it worse I have developed Mirizzi Syndrome I'm feeling tired but I don't have that horrible sharp pain that paralyzed me. I'm currently taking meds to try and break up some stones. I hope it works.

I want to thank EVERYONE who has called, e-mailed, sent cards and flowers. I have to return some of your calls this weekend. (I'm so exhaused when I get home)I sit on the couch and fall asleep.

On a lighter note:

How about those PACKERS! Erich and I were at the edge of the sofa and each time there was a TD we'd cheer and Boo would bark. =)

Erich is Dan's nephew who is in town for a radiology conference. You know how those radiologist party. Erich is enjoying staying at the house and I LOVE the human company. Erich wanted to cook meals and learn tech quines. We have made about 6 recipes. Three of them were for Super Bowl Sunday.

I also have to say I love OWN Oprah's network. That was a plus when I was at home. Netflicks is nice I never have to leave the house to get a movie.

My favorite show on OWN is the Gayle King Show, I DVer it. 10-11 weekdays. The other show I like is Oprah behind the sence on Friday nites.

Until tomorrow XOXO


  1. I'm so glad that you are waiting for Dan to come home to have your gallbladder out, even though I know how much it hurts. I also now understand why you didn't return my email... you are just too tired.
    You know that I lubs you and will be praying for you always. HUGGLES!!


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