100 lb. Club - Gall Bladder update... meh

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05-28-2009, 05:23 PM
So I saw my surgeon this morning. You all know I have a blood clotting disorder... well once again that throws a wrench into my plans.

I have to go see my internist, then have a consult with the anesthetist and THEN have surgery. The need to get my heparin meds all sorted out as to a preventative treatment plan before I go in. My request went in today and I will hear soon from booking at which time they'll tell me my date. Tentatively? Mid to late June.


Double sigh.

Dramatic sigh.

My kids huge three dance dance recital of which my little daughter is STARRING IN as Alice in Alice in Wonderland is June 19-21. This better not mess this up.

In the mean time keep taking the drugs and if I have a huge attack head in and they'll yank it out emergently.

I'm annoyed. But I wanted to update.

05-28-2009, 05:51 PM
Ah man! I hope it comes together quickly for you and doesn't mess up you plans! Thanks for the update. Lot's of hugs!

05-28-2009, 05:52 PM
That sucks, CF! I hope you don't have any more attacks before they get this thing taken care of.

On the semi-bright side, at least it's not one of those surgeries that takes forever to get. I'm in Ontario and from what I've heard, it's not uncommon for some different kinds of surgeries to take months to finally happen.

So at least they do seem to be trying to get you in at a pretty quick pace. But I know it still must be such a pain to have to wait in flux. Hang in.

Arctic Mama
05-28-2009, 05:56 PM
That sucks so much, what a mess! Keep us updated and I am sending no-schedule-conflict vibes for your daughter's performance!

05-28-2009, 06:02 PM

05-28-2009, 06:08 PM
Sending continued prayers and hugs. Hang in there.

05-28-2009, 06:14 PM
All right, so there's a slight delay here. Not good. But obviously necessary. Hopefully they can get things moving along quicker then anticipated. :hug:

05-28-2009, 06:41 PM
Awe CF, that is unfortunate about the delay. Hopefully, they will get the ball rolling with some expedience. :)

05-28-2009, 06:41 PM
I know it sucks. Just glad that they are assessing your bleeding issue first, instead of on the OR table half-way through!!! And it is only a couple of weeks away, and everyone will be best prepared for getting you through this safely and effectively...

05-28-2009, 08:27 PM

05-29-2009, 07:55 AM
Wish you had gotten better news. Hang in there best you can !!

05-29-2009, 09:51 AM
Crappy news....but your medical team is being smart. Better to deal with your hep meds NOW and be in the best condition possible.

In the meanwhile, say YES to drugs! :)

05-29-2009, 10:11 AM
Oh that really stinks!!! I hope they are able to get everything sorted out soon...

05-29-2009, 10:23 AM
Although I wish it was going to be sooner, I am glad that they are being cautious and taking the best care of you!

05-29-2009, 10:37 AM
ss Tami, I will keep praying for you sister...hugs

05-29-2009, 11:56 AM
:hug: At least they are covering all the bases, ya know? It's better to be safe than sorry.

05-29-2009, 12:07 PM
Although I wish it was going to be sooner, I am glad that they are being cautious and taking the best care of you!

Sandi's right. I agree. Hang in there, it will get better!

05-29-2009, 04:50 PM
I didn't realize you have a blood clotting disorder. I do too. I hate Heparin.

I really hope the surgery doesn't mess with any plans. That is one of my biggest issues with my surgery on tuesday. It is really crappy timing! If it is any comfort, my mom had her gallbladder out recently and she was feeling pretty darn good (maybe not perfect, but pretty good) in no time....a few days tops. :hug:

05-29-2009, 05:51 PM
I have antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. The sucky thing is that it's so RARE that hardly anyone knows how to treat it.

Thanks for all of your words ladies. I know that what will be will be. I can't control THIS but I can control how i react. I had my tears, and fit yesterday and I'm moving on today. Yesterday was my birthday (33 ug) and had lovely family over for cake and icecream last night (I had one small chocolate cupcake and a 1/2 cup of vanilla breyers to the tune of 290 calories... OUCH!) and it was a good time. The cupcake tasted SUPER sweet and was yummy but not addictive yummy which was nice. It's nice knowing I can finally control myself around these types of things. As long as it's only twice in 8 months ;) lol!