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cfmama
05-12-2009, 02:52 PM
I talked to the secretary at my doctors office just briefly and she couldn't say much (my appointment is tomorrow) but I'm officially "chock full of gall stones." Which is great! It means it's NOT cancer or a tumor of anything else absolutely awful :)

Just to update the people who wanted to know and have been asking :)


Sandi
05-12-2009, 02:54 PM
If they tell you they want to take it out - the surgery was a breeze (for me anyway)

Daimere
05-12-2009, 06:16 PM
That's good!


Sunrose
05-12-2009, 08:13 PM
Yay! That is very good news! My mom had the surgery a few years ago and it was really easy and went really well! I wish you luck! I know you will do fine and get right back on the weight loss track (even though you never actually fell off) at full speed very soon! :hug:

Delphi
05-12-2009, 08:20 PM
That's great news!

cfmama
05-12-2009, 08:45 PM
I did manage to talk to my doctor a bit this afternoon about the gall stones. He said that those that develope them due to fast weight loss are usually the ones who are on very low calorie diets (800 a day or less) or are fasting or are weight loss surgery patients. With my family history of gallstones (my grandmother, sister and mother) he's not suprised and said that my fast weight loss due to eating HEALTHFULLY *might* have triggered it but he would have expected to see them sooner or later in my case anyways. That was very nice to hear as I've been doubting myself lately.

so tomorrow at 1:30 we'll go more over the results and I'll update then.

PS. I'm exactly halfway to goal... 113.4 lbs lost. 113.6 more to go :)

Daimere
05-12-2009, 08:55 PM
PS. I'm exactly halfway to goal... 113.4 lbs lost. 113.6 more to go

WAY TO GO. Yay! That is amazing. Don't give up like I did a few years ago. :p I was half way and just stopped. I still can't remember why.

nelie
05-12-2009, 09:10 PM
Good news!

You shouldn't doubt yourself. I didn't know fairly fast weight loss could cause gall stones but when you start out at well over 300 lbs, when you start eating healthy and exercising, the weight can just start pouring off, at least at first. Not that everyone loses fast and not everyone who does will get gall stones but even if you do its not your fault, its just something that can happen.

time2lose
05-12-2009, 09:33 PM
I am sorry that you have them but at least it is not something worse.

I wonder how much they weigh? Getting them out will lower your weight even more! :)

DCHound
05-12-2009, 09:33 PM
Yay, I'm so glad it's not worse!!!!

Rosinante
05-13-2009, 07:18 AM
Glad it's the best news it could be. How long until the surgery?

GirlyGirlSebas
05-13-2009, 08:38 AM
That is wonderful news that it's not cancer. And, Congratulations on making it to the 1/2 way mark! :carrot:

Ruthxxx
05-13-2009, 09:00 AM
Great news! I know you've been worried - and rightly so.

AmberShimmer
05-13-2009, 09:16 AM
"Chockful of stones"? Yikes! I've never had a gallstone attack fortunately but I've seen pictures of the gallbladder just full of these stones and it looked absolutely painful. Wishing you a speedy recovery, cfmama!

And congratulations on being halfway there!

Jen415
05-13-2009, 09:53 AM
Good to hear it's "just" gallstones....

I learned something today....I did not know that heredity plays a part in the formation of gallstones...very interesting.

And well done on making it to the halfway point!

chickiegirl
05-13-2009, 10:42 AM
Glad to hear it's nothing as serious as cancer, although sorry it will probably be painful to get them removed.

And congrats on the halfway point!! That's wonderful! :cp:

Nash
05-13-2009, 12:51 PM
I talked to the secretary at my doctors office just briefly and she couldn't say much (my appointment is tomorrow) but I'm officially "chock full of gall stones." Which is great! It means it's NOT cancer or a tumor of anything else absolutely awful :)

Just to update the people who wanted to know and have been asking :)

That is awesome - congrats..

I felt the same way when it turned out to be a kidney stone.

JulieJ08
05-13-2009, 12:59 PM
I hope you heal quickly and well!

cfmama
05-13-2009, 07:43 PM
I just got back from my appointment. I have a referral to a surgeon and hopefully I will get in to see him soon. They will try to do it laproscopically of course so it's an easier healing time.

He reiterated that it was NOTHING I had done that caused these gall stones and to not feel guilty about it at all. That it was bound to happen. In fact he encouraged me to keep losing at this rate as it would make surgery and recuperation that much easier. I am to keep taking my daily antacid and using the Buscapan for relief when I have attacks.

Of course there's more news... always. I have an obstruction in my kidney. Most likely due to repeated kidney infections in my mid 20's. I will be seeing a urologist to see if anything needs to be done but most likely we'll just keep an eye on it through yearly scans.

So that's my update. Hurry up and wait right?

Couch
05-13-2009, 08:53 PM
Good luck with the surgery - hopefully they can push things through.

And I really wouldn't bother feeling guilty. You made the best decision you could with the information you had. That's all that a person can be asked to do.

chickiegirl
05-13-2009, 08:54 PM
He reiterated that it was NOTHING I had done that caused these gall stones and to not feel guilty about it at all. That it was bound to happen. In fact he encouraged me to keep losing at this rate as it would make surgery and recuperation that much easier.

Glad to hear losing the weight didn't play a role in this and that you can keep going at the pace you have.

Sorry to hear about the kidney obstruction, but it does sound like the best case scenario since they probably will just monitor it.

kiramira
05-13-2009, 09:20 PM
Hi Ms Mama!
I had a gallbladder attack and after an ultrasound, they gave me the option of having it out if I wanted. The doctor said that PROBABLY I had a bunch, but without definitive x-rays/tests etc. he didn't know, BUT gallstones are like ants. You just normally don't find ONE, you find a whole bunch.
I elected to get mine out laparscopically because I didn't want another attack when I was travelling and, god forbid, in a foreign country trying to deal with this in a different language.
ANYWAYS, I got right in. I had my gallbladder removed. It took about 45 mintues. I had absolutely NO pain. As in, I never took a SINGLE painkiller. No aspirin, no motrin, no NOTHING.
Don't be afraid or worried about it. It was so simple and I've had no complications...just get it out because you don't want an attack when you are away from your medical community...
Glad you're OK!
Kira

Rosinante
05-14-2009, 04:30 AM
When I had mine out I was fat n forty, probably about the same weight as I am now and rising.
I went to a specialist hospital in London, where I was told that generally, surgeons did big incisions on fat people and keyhole on thin. However, when I came round it was to find that the woman in the next room, who was rake thin, had had the big incision, because that's what her surgeon did; mine was a keyhole fan and, regardless of size, he did it on me, very successfully.

14 years of surgical developments on, keyhole should be no problem for you!