have been told I have gallstones,seen surgeon and he says the pain I am having is not being caused b
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I have been in pain for some time and my gp sent me for a scan for the pain in my side and I went to see someone for the pain in my back,thinking that the two things were unrelated.The person I saw for my back felt that because of where it was it was not due to the damage to my lower spine and he felt it was something else.I had a scan which showed I had gallstones,so the pain in my right side under my ribs and back pain was in fact one and the same I was pleased that at last I had the reason why I was in pain.I started a low fat diet and this seemed to help with the attacks.I found that when I had attack I felt sick and found it difficult to eat much. But this is what happened when I saw the surgeon. He looked at my last scan which I had on 8th April which showed gs and my MRI that I had taken in 2013 on my back. and the news wasn't what I was hopping for.He feels that my pain is not because of my gs but my back, so now I'm back where I started from last Feburary.he say's because when I have the pain it is made worse by movement eg,bending down, turning over in bed,going to the loo no2,ect.He say gallbladder pain is not made worse by movement.It is only when you have eaten and the gall bladder contracts to deal with the fat ect. He said that out of 100 57yr olds woman 40 of these would have gallstones but not all would be in pain from them.I have been in pain all over the weekend and had the day off to see this surgeon,I am not in pain all the time but when it comes its really bad and I need to lay down.Now I feel I'm no way nearer to the end of my pain as I thought I was,.He is going to write to my gp and feels I should have a MRI on my upper back,shoulder blade,I do have trouble with my lower spine but this pain is undercontrol. He feels taking out my gall bladder would not stop the pain although I have some stones and the wall of the gall bladder is thin.so it seems I will have to wait again to see my back doctor,and if its not my back then what.I 'm glad he didn't want to just wipe my gb out but he has left me feeling really down.As we all know on this site the pain is the thing most hardest to take.being able to blame the gs for my pain helped me cope with it but now I feel if its my back there will be very little they can do and i will just have to find away of coping with the extra pain which I'm not sure I can do.All I can say now is if your waiting to see your surgeon don't get your hopes up that he will take your gb out and your pain will stop as I did.I still feel that it is my gb and not my back.this is also affecting my relationship with my husband as when I'm in so much pain I know I can be hard to live with,my husband even told this to the surgeon.I now feel the world has come to an end,there's no light at the end of the tunnel only PAIN.
would love to hear from anyone who my be in the same boat as me
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