Some of you probably noticed that I was a bit upset this morning when I found out that my road to normality in terms of my health suffered a huge setback. I basically was told in hospital something completely different to what I was told this morning. As you know I have a gallstone blocking my duct and multiple gallstones in the gallbladder itself. I have to have an ERCP done next week to remove the stone and possibly the stent but not to remove the multiple stones so that means that I have to have my gallbladder out. I was told when in hospital the second time (last week) that I will be having my gallbladder out four weeks after the ERCP. Today I have found out that this is not true and I had an appointment booked to see the consultant on the 13th which I can’t make as I am having the ERCP on the 12th and I am not too sure whether I am able to see the consultant then or not due to the fact that I could still be in hospital then (different town, different hospital).
I apparently have to see the consultant before I am a put on a huge waiting list and the next date available is the 3rd of December. You may think that this is not a huge wait but it is if you are in constant pain, can’t have a proper meal and can’t be a proper mum to your two young children because of the pain. Also the uncertainty of the whole thing in terms of when the pain is going to happen is enough to drive me a bit mad. Both times when the pain has got really bad, I have been on my own with two children. This pain, I can honestly say is worse than childbirth. I am grateful that it isn’t anything too serious and is more of an inconvenience but after having a few issues during pregnancy and the fact that Master A is only 7 weeks old, I want to be the mum I should be.
I am not too sure why I have to see the consultant anyway as they are fully aware of what is going on and it is probably him that does the ERCP next week anyway. I can’t tell them any different to what they already know. I just want the gallbladder out so that I can recover and enjoy my time with my little family.
Well this is my first Ranty Friday, which is a linky run by the lovely Mummy Barrow.