Thank you all SO much for your kind words and prayers!!!

Weeeeell, I went to the doctor this morning, met with the doctor, he agreed it sounded like gall stones, then said, “let’s ultrasound it and see! . . . oh – you haven’t happened to eat or drink anything this morning, have you?”

Of course, being that I am a normal human being, and the fact it was 10am, I had in fact done both.

“I’m sorry – you’ll have to come back next week. You can’t eat or drink six hours before an ultrasound of your gall bladder, because any food or drink makes it shrink up.”

Would have been nice to have found out during my half an hour conversation with the appointment scheduler yesterday.

So I made another appointment, Monday at 9am, and then it will take a day or two to know the results after that. So sometime next week I should have an answer.


And until then, I will hope it doesn’t strike again!

Oh – and if it is gall stones, I am positive that Chris will want to keep them. He’ll add them to his collection of body parts: Ali’s belly button, and the bone that came out of my foot.

When he asked my surgeon for my foot bone before my second foot surgery, the surgeon said “Hmm. . . I’ll have to check the current hospital policy on removing body parts from the hospital.” But sure enough, after my surgery, Dr. K proudly delivered my foot bone to Chris, sealed in a plastic vial!! I have to admit, it was nice to get to see the evil little bone (that was actually much bigger than I expected) that had given me 13 months of pain, two surgeries, and 10 weeks on crutches.

Chris’ body part collection should have been a part of my quirks post!! Apparently Chris caught his uncle’s love for toenails, but took it to a whole new level.

But at least he’s not making Christmas presents out of them.


4 thoughts on “Who eats or drinks before 10am?

  1. In case Chris wants them. My surgeon did ask me if I wanted to keep them. I said no. So maybe he can.

    About your ultrasound that sounds weird because mine was in the afternoon and I had eaten. They didn’t say anything to me and I got the results the next day. Maybe it is a doctors preference.

    I will continue to pray for you.

  2. I am sort of jealous that your husband got to keep your foot bone and that you could possibly keep your gall stones. I asked my doctor if I could keep my uterus when she took it out, but she said that it had to go to the pathology lab for research.

    I’ll be checking back regularly to see how you are doing.

  3. Oh, my gracious!! You are supposed to CALL me when things like this happen to you! ; ) I’d love to help anytime with Ali. AJ would be thrilled! Glad that you are feeling better. Keep me posted. Let’s hang out this week. And I guess that I’ll see you in a little over an hour!


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