By David Botterill on May 07, 2005
As I sit here typing this blog, there is less of me than when I last blogged. Yes, I'm missing my gallbladder. It's finally out. The pain is somewhat bearable sitting down but standing up is another story. I had it taken out Thursday and I've only started to take the pain medication frequently today. That's the best time to blog, when on pain meds. Right!
If you remember from one of my previous blogs, I was going to ask for the gallbladder to dissect it. My surgeon said OSHA wouldn't allow that anymore. One of the surgeons told me horror stories about golf-ball size stones he'd taken out of patients. So I guess I'll never get to see the little piece of who-knows what that caused me such pain.
I talked to my brother last night. He said he suffered a couple of attacks that caused severe back pain and vomiting. He's going to the doctor on Monday to find out the cause. I'll bet he's the next in the family to get his gallbladder removed.
Where do all these bad gallbladders go anyway? I guess that's a topic for another blog.