SDianneB Posted March 24, 2005 Share Posted March 24, 2005 And feeling MUCH better - at last! Whew. I was SO sick - for a month. About to rebel against a handful of docs, but this gastroenterologist fixed me up Monday - ECRP. He put in a scope, found a BIG gallstone, took it out, and inserted a stent into the bile duct. He said when he did that, a LOT of bile gushed out. Ewwww. By the end of the day, my color was improving, and I was feeling much better. Still a little belly ache, but not so bad. I spent the night in the hospital because I had an infection from the icky stuff in my system, but by Tuesday, I was feeling a lot better. Yesterday, I knocked on wood all day wondering when my belly would start to rumble and ache, and it did NOT! Yay! Hasn't today either. (Knocking on wood again!) I can't remember feeling quite so bad from any other illness. I was really, really jaundiced, an almost constant pain/upset right in the middle of my gut, urine was really dark and smelly, stools pale (because the bile was being processed through my kidneys rather than my intestines as it should have been). The doc says it will take a week or 10 days for me to get back up to snuff. I'm still weak from not eating. (I dropped about 30 lbs in a month. Not that I couldn't stand to lose it, but not that way!) But, I'm all fixed up and on my way to recovering from this. Thanks to all of you who emailed and sent me messages -- I truly appreciate it. Di Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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