Scary news today

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by shellyd67, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    Last night husband had to rush me to the ER due to a gallbladder attack.

    First time every having any attack but did experience some pain here and there (mild) and did not know what it was.

    I must have my gallbladder out asap. I have an appointment with a surgeon to consult on Monday.

    However, the ER doctor called my late this afternoon and told me of some finding from the CTScan.

    I have a small nodule on my left lung and inflammation on the right lung.

    I also have a dilated fallopian tube and gallstones.

    I am petrified over the lung nodule and inflammation.

    I luckily had my OBGyn appointment set up for my yearly exam and it is tomorrow morning so he will be able to read the report and see if anything concerns him with my tube.

    Please keep me in your thought and prayers. I am so scared right now.
  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Holy cow! You've gotten hit with-everything at once.
    I would only suggest that you make sure you have a team of doctors that agree on what to do first. They have to prioritize your situation and you don't want one thinking that his or her issue is the most important, when they need to look at the overall picture, Know what I mean??
    In regard to the inflamed lung (and the nodule on the other) do you smoke? Have you worked in a hazardous environment with-chemicals or anything?
    The gallbladder surgery is pretty common but no fun. You'll have to change your diet when it's over ... no more deep fat fried foods, etc., because your gallbladder handles all that.
    In regard to the fallopian tube, that can be removed and I'm guessing that at 43, that's okay with-you, right?
    Once you heal from all of this you will feel so much better and have a higher energy level.
    Many hugs.
    Please keep us posted when you get your test results and make a plan.
  3. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    I'm so sorry for your worries. I had my GB out in Sept. It was done laproscopically and I went home the same day. So much better than the old type of surgery. Hoping that the lungs and tubes are fine and it is nothing to worry about. Sending good thoughts your way. -RM
  4. keista

    keista New Member

    Positive thoughts and energy, as well as prayers headed your way.

    The gallbladder is really a no biggie, but I would search out some first hand info (forums, blogs) about diet afterward. BFF had to have her's removed and doctors told her that after healing she could eat any way she wanted - no restrictions. She's convinced that certain foods (mostly fatty bad for you anyway stuff) 'affect' her system. She found confirmation of her suspicions on some boards, but when she tries to discuss with doctors, they just dismiss her concerns. (what else is new?)

    More positive energy hoping all the other stuff checks out OK.
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Holding good thoughts and saying prayers.

    Wow. Talk about it all getting thrown at you at once. sheesh!

  6. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    (((hugs))) and prayers...

    hope everything will be OK soon!

    Get well!
  7. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Good thoughts coming your way.
  8. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Prayers and good thoughts coming your way.
  9. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Sending healing thoughts your way. Hoovers to get hit with it all at once, but this means they caught it early, right?
  10. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Rattling beads honey! One step at a time :)

  11. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    You are in my prayers.
  12. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Sending prayers and healing thoughts.
  13. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Sending prayers and hugs. So much to hit you all at once, but at least they did the scans and found them, rahter than waiting for something to happen that would be worse tahn these things if found early.

    Push the doctor to refer you to a nutritionist for help with lifestyle and diet changes after the gallbladder surgery. while most docs have to take a class in nutrition to know what signs of deficiencies are, it is mostly the only education they get on nutrition other than the popular media stories. They usually know less than patients about nutrition, no joke. You need a nutritionist to help with that part.

    Make sure they get you into a good lung doctor to evaluation the scans. I have NO faith in radiologist because so often they say all is fine or normal when the detailed analysis shows significant problems. I cannot remember more than two mri's/cat scans/xrays where either my dad found something when he looked at them (no medical background) or where I got a call a week or two later that said they double checked the scan using a computer program and it caught this, that and the other problem that a specialist had to look at.

    Before any aggressive lung treatment you NEED at least a second opinion. Insurance must cover this, so insist on one.

  14. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Sending caring thoughts of support. So sorry that you have to face so many issues at once Hugs DDD
  15. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Any more test results? How are you doing today?
  16. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    No more results yet. I did see my ob/gyn this morning and brought the report with me. He said after 2 periods he would like me to have an ultrasound. He said after reveiwing it is nothing to really worry about, but still ordered an ultrasound.

    I trust my ob/gyn more than any other Dr. I have. I had significant problems with my pregancies and he was excellent and very hands on with my treatment. He is a great Dr and I have 100% trust in him.

    I have an appointment with the surgeon in regards to my gall bladder issue on Monday afternoon.

    I see my PCP tomorrow to discuss the lung issues. The ER doctor who called me with these results said most likely the inflammed lung is due to excess vomitting and may have aspirated a small amount or could be from bile from the gallbladder.

    It is the nodule that concerns me. I have been a smoker for 20 years or so and I am terrified. I have NOT touched a cigarette since I was told all this info.

    I have been crying on and off all day. I have never been more petrified in my life.

    Serious life style changes need to be made on my behalf.
  17. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Sending hugs and well wishes for getting well!
  18. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    Wanted to update everyone. I have had several tests since the initial gallbladder attack.

    My initial blookwork was within normal limits, my abdominal ultrasound was within normal limits, other than my gallbladder. I have a chest xray in 3 weeks to follow up with the inflammation and nodule, I also have an ultrasound of my fallopian tube after 2 normal periods.

    Things are looking up a little. On the bright side, I have not smoked in 9 days !!! Yay me ! I also have been very careful as to what I am eating.

    It has been hard but I am going fight it ... Thanks !
  19. keista

    keista New Member

  20. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Oh wow - nothing like being hit over the head with the whole barrel.

    Many hugs and prayers going out your way. I am very positive it will all be OK. Just take one thing at a time.

    Congrats on not smoking!!!! That is HARD.