Thursday, August 13, 2009

One Thing After Another

I haven't been on my blog much this week because I've been a little preoccupied. I mentioned earlier that I have a dental work scheduled. It's scheduled for a week from tomorrow, the 21st.

Yesterday, I went to the doctor because I've been having some problems with indigestion and pain below my right shoulder blade. He said, "I'm going to call this a gall bladder problem until we prove otherwise" and sent me for an ultrasound this morning. I'm not in horrible pain or anything like that, but I am uncomfortable at times and the discomfort is becoming more frequent. I've already canceled my visit with my sister this weekend, just in case. I'd hate to be hours away from home and have things suddenly get a lot worse (which I know can happen with gall bladder issues).

A bigger dilemma is that I don't know what to do about my dental work. I think the gall bladder surgery, if that's indeed what's necessary, trumps the dental work. So I'll probably end up postponing my trip to the dentist. But by how long? I don't want the procedures done too closely together, making it more difficult to recover from them. On the other hand, I don't want to push out the dentist appointment so far that my tooth starts hurting again. I really can't make any kind of decision until I hear from my doctor, so I guess I'll just hurry up and wait for a while.

I'll keep you posted on this continuing saga of how I'm falling apart one body part at a time.


Kimberly said...

I hope you feel better soon. I am sorry that you seem to be "falling apart".

Annie Jones said...

Thanks Kimberly. It just seems like "when it rains, it pours". And it's just physically. So for I'm holding up pretty well mentally. ;)

Frances said...

I'll say a prayer that you are able to get it worked out....and that this new issue is something minor that won't require surgery.

Sarah said...

YOu know, you should have the Drs tag team you while you are under anesthesia. Just get them both all done at once :) Saves on hospital fees because you only get knocked out once, and recover once. You wont feel like eating much after either surgery anyways. Sounds like a great plan ;)

Annie Jones said...

Frances - Thank you. :)

Sarah - Leave it to you to come up a frugal plan like that. :) I wonder if they'll go for it. LOL!

Lisa B. said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully the dental work will be the only "work" that will need to be done. Keep us posted.