Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Goodbye Gallbladder!

Well that title should catch some attention! This is a little update on me and my organs! I gladly gave one up the day after Christmas! I went to the ER on Christmas night at 10:15 after suffering incredible pain, not just incredible, but how do I describe it? There are no words. I have never hurt that much in my life. Yes, ladies much worse than labor pain! Even after being hooked up on phenigran and morphine, the pain was there...so more morphine came and finally relief. The pain was so intense my blood pressure was 222 over something. My blood test showed pancreatitis (caused by a gallstone). Yes, I knew I had gallstones, but had never experienced pain with them. They were actually found by accident a couple of years ago when I had a liver ultrasound. The surgeon said if they weren't bothering me there was no problem. Well, that problem finally arrived in a big way. Note: If you have gallstones, DO NOT WAIT FOR THE BIG ONE! I told Jack on the way to the hospital that this was it, I was having the big one. Well, I'm still here with one less body part...well three! I gave up my tonsils and appendicts years ago. Hopefully that's all for a while!

Did you know? Gallstones affect approximately one in ten Americans, and are associated with approximately 3,000 deaths annually and more than 800,000 hospitalizations each year are caused by gallstones that are large enough to cause significant pain.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all our friends, near and far! May you receive many blessings and feel the love of the Savior who we celebrate today and every day....

Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved...Augusta E. Rundel


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