Gallstones Update Two

Hi everyone,

It has been a few weeks since I updates you on my gallstones and what is going on so I thought I would update you now I have been for my appointment.

I had my appointment just over 2 weeks ago I was told to go to the fast track waiting area which frightened me a little as I was not aware I needed to be fast tracked and was worries about the results on my MRI scan. I was told that on my MRI scan they found a stone stuck in my bile duct and that this would have to be removed before I had my gallbladder removed. The consultant explained that I would have to have a procedure called an ERCP which involves a tube being put down my throat, my bile duct cut open and the stone removed and I will have to be sedated for this. He then filled in a form and ticked the urgent box! When I passed the form onto the sister she told me this should be done within 2 weeks of my appointment.

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Well I left it 2 weeks and had not heard anything so I rang yesterday and I’m pretty sure I had been missed I was told after being passed around a little that I was at the top of the list so I would receive an appoitment soon.

Then around an hour after my phone call what do you know the endoscopy unit called with an appointment for me! My appointment is for next week and I have to arrive at 8am in the morning and will also have to stay overnight so they can keep an eye on me after my procedure. I also have to be nil by mouth from 12am the night before.

I am a little worried about this, mainly because I have to go by myself as hubby will have to do school run etc and also because I have to stay in overnight so I will be worrying about everyone at home and hoping they are all OK but I know it is important that I get myself sorted so I am well to look after everyone else 😀.

So that’s where I am at the moment, I will update you once I have had this procedure done and let you know how it goes!

Thank you for reading and wish me luck

Hannah xx

Cuddle Fairy
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6 thoughts on “Gallstones Update Two

  1. Best of luck with the procedure, just enjoy hot cups of tea and having your feet up while you’re in hospital! I didn’t have the tube thing, but just had my gallbladder out a month ago and it’s so nice not to have to worry about what I’m eating and whether I’ll end up in A&E with another gallstone attack! #BloggerClubUK

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    • Yeah I will be enjoying the little break to be honest! Just nervous to go in by myself. Glad yours went well, that’s what I’m looking forward to not having to think about it all the time! All though I think I have been a lucky one that can still eat quite alot. I know some people can’t eat anything without getting pain xx

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  2. It’s definitely fishy that you got the call within an hour of yours, it’s a good job you called to chase! Good luck with the procedure, I hope everything goes well and you enjoy a few days of being looked after once you go home
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂
    Debbie

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    • Yup definitely! I work.for the NHS as well so know some colleagues who do things like this when people ring to chase lol! Thank you 🙂 I’m not sure about being looked after tho I’ll be straight back to it I’m sure xx

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  3. Don’t worry too much! I know every hospital is different, yada yada, but when I had mine done, it was not a big deal. In fact, I really don’t remember the procedure proper, only up to when the sedation kicked in. Just try to relax 🙂

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