For thirty years doctors have said I am having a gall bladder attack when I complain and tell them my symptoms. Then, they perform tests days later and say it is NOT my gall bladder.
Last night, I just felt unwell because I am starting to have sinus problems, but with a twist. Slowly, the pain in the gall bladder place twisted, wrenched, and tortured me. Eventually, I just went to bed about midnight. In five minutes I was fighting my way out of bed because the nausea told me what was going to happen. I got to my little pink tub just in time.
After I cleaned it, I just sat down here. Waking up at 1:30 holding the tub, I was now feverish. So, off to bed again, trying to cover up with all I had, head too. The room was cool for sleeping easily, but not enough for covering my head. Today, at 2:30 pm I finally awoke for the final time, feeling worse than ever.
This has been going on for at least 30 years. I've probably complained about this before.
Today, for the first time, a medical professional has told me I need to see the doctor when I am having a gall bladder attack. She is in the Birmingham office.
I am considering getting an appointment next week and then inducing an attack. I can eat too much cheese and bring it on. If I add milk, ice cream, and fry something, I can pull this off. Is this a foolish move? This needs to come out.
A friend's daughter, only 8, had her gall bladder removed before it was inflamed and was an emergency. She had suffered for two years. The operation took place when the child had not one complaint. The surgery was scheduled and it happened two weeks after that. There was no middle of the night screaming ride to the ER. Mother scheduled a few days off as did the father.
Right now, I have a 101 temperature and think that is from the sinus infection. If I did not have the extreme pain, I might think this was just nausea from sinus drainage. It is not.
Does anyone know if this is ever done for an adult for convenience instead a response to a painful life threatening attack? Or, will I just annoy the doctor by asking?