I have back pain but use to it and not severe. So the past several days, the back pain has been
pretty bad. I ordered some Bayer for Back Pain, online with my order at Walmart online. It's two
day shipping now, so no big deal, I'd get it in a couple of days and that would probably help, I
I couldn't lay in bed on either side, as my back was hurting extremely bad and also my right side,
under my rib cage. Not a sharp pain, just a very annoying dull pain. I tried sleeping in my recliner
and that didn't work either. The pain grew worse and so did the number of times I went to the restroom.
Then I began vomiting. Not just any kind of vomit. It was very acidic.
I worked in health care most my life. I knew it wasn't my heart. I knew it was either my appendix
or a gall bladder attack. I was afraid it might be a bursted appendix and if I didn't make i to the
hospital in time for surgery, I would most likely die.
When I got to the hospital, it was determined I was having a gall bladder attack. They don't have
an ultrasound machine at the little local hospital. They did blood work and CT Scan. They're an
extension of a hospital in Memphis so as the CT Scan's it goes to Memphis where it is read and
results sent back immediately.
It was determined I had a huge gall stone and that my gallbladder was very thick. I needed surgery
Fortunately they were able to preform a laparoscopic gallbladder removal. They drilled four or
five holes in my belly. They fill the belly with air and put cameras inside, find the gallbladder and
zap it and remove it out through the holes.
It's not a lot of fun.
I was knocked out most the time I was in the hospital.
Always make the decision to go to the hospital. I was correct with my own diagnosis and I was
glad that it wasn't a bursted appendix. Many people still have issues ever after gall bladder removal.
I sure hope I am not one of them.