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I am almost 5 1/2 weeks post op from my GB being taken out. some back story on me. i had been feeling nauseous on and off for the last 3 years. usually it would go away. This past time it wouldnt. i stopped being able to hold anything down.
On September 22 of this year, my husband took me to the ER. they ran tests, and did a CT scan and they found gallstones. they sent me home with Phenagren for the severe nausea i was having and i was told to call a surgeon first thing Monday morning. 2 days later, i still wasnt any better, the Phenagren wasnt working, and the nurse my husband talked to said that we should bypass all of that and go back to the ER. So we go to the downtown branch of the hospital in our city. they ran more tests, did another CT scan and X Rays and then the surgeon came by soon after and said i was gonna have to have my GB taken out. Not only i had stones, one of the walls started thickening. So i had surgery that night on 9/24/18.
I went though surgery easy, i had it done laposcopily. After though my nightmare continued. Still had the constant nausea, and throwing up. They sent me home 2 days later with Zofran which has not helped either. I was out of work for 3 weeks. After 2 weeks i started to have some good days with no nausea, but that was short lived.
Currently i have the constant nausea, throwing up, i go back and forth between diarhera and consipation. Its usually worse in the morning, but now im experiencing 24/7 sickness. I usually throw up bile in the morning, and my D is yellow when i have it. i have tried Zofran, Phenagren, different home remedys like DGL, sea bands, ginger capsules. Nothing helps. When i was at the ER yesterday, the doctor suggested i try vitamin B6 and half a Unisom. He said pregnant women have success with it. Im not pregnant, but im desprate so i tried it. So far it hasnt worked on me. He said he cant prescribe something stronger than Zofran cause there wasnt anything stronger. I am also taking Tagamet for heartburn i get. I used to take prilosec but it stopped working.
Ive been in and out of the ER twice in the last 5 weeks. They have ran tests but my bloodwork comes back normal. i have only worked 1 week in the last 5 weeks. i was supposed to start a new job this friday, but i pushed that back a week. i cant work in this condition.
I have a appointment with a GI doctor in 2 weeks so maybe she can help me. i dont have insurance right now so i dont know how we are gonna pay for everything.
I feel myself trying to get depressed, and im clawing and kicking and scratching to not fall in that hole, but i can feel myself losing ground. My husband is excellent. He is at my side when hes not working. Hes talking about getting a 2nd job if im out of work for awhile. I dont want him to burn out though. If only this nausea would leave me alone! Thank God our 2 kids are older and can take care of themselves. They are 11 and 15.
Right now i am eating a low fat diet like turkey sandwiches, tuna, brown rice, chicken without the skin, pretzels, applesauce, and drinking water, pedilyte, and powerade.
I pray to God everyday to save me from this nightmare. I wouldnt wish this on anyone. i mostly just sit in the living room. i cant focus on anything hardly. I know i must have a positive attituide but its so hard knowing you are gonna wake up still sick.
Ive been reading on this forum so it gives me comfort to know im not alone. Sorry if this turned into a book, but i had a lot bottled up. I pray we all feel better on this forum. I just want to wake up one morning and this all be over. Take care.
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