My hospital experience was nothing less than a miracle, starting with the doctor that was on call for the one that I had seen in the doctor's office. She turned out to be one in the same Physician that had been recommended to me while in the ER, that couldn't see me earlier.
She immediately ordered a CT Scan and had a very good surgeon join my case. The CT Scan showed that NOTHING was wrong...again I was confused. Both the surgeon and the gastroenterologist were not satisfied with stopping there and sending me home because I was in so much pain. They ordered another test which would show how well my gall bladder was functioning. On Saturday, this new test was performed and it was horrible...they shot some kind of thick stuff in my IV that would cause my gall bladder to react and show how well my gall bladder was working and show whether there was a blockage. I laid flat on my back for over an hour while they studied my gall bladder.
The test showed that my gall bladder was functioning at a very low percentage and needed to come out. The anesthetist came to my room on Saturday evening and told my hubby and I that I would be having surgery on Sunday morning at 8am. I was so thirsty and was going to be without water for another evening, so that I could have surgery without complications. So, back to ice chips and another long night.
I had surgery the next morning as planned and woke up in my room sick at my stomach. Bobby said that he was not prepared to see me like that. He said I looked dead...it kind of took him aback. As the day wore on and I started coming around, my surgeon came in and explained my surgery and said I could go home later that day if I felt like it. I made sure I felt like it! :-)
A week and a half later I had my follow up appointment with my surgeon and I can go back to work. It is amazing to me how quickly your body can heal. I am doing really well and am able to go back to regular activity as long as I rest when needed and don't lift anything weighing over 10 pounds.
Sometimes when you have pain in your side and the tests show that nothing is wrong...Sometimes, it means there is still something wrong. Believe me...I've been there.