Gallblatter Removal At Age 19
I am turning 22 in less than a month. Now let me set the situation.
I was working at the restruant I worked at back in November of 2005 when I felt horrible horrible stabbing pains in my lower stomach area. I cudn't even stand, and considering I was a hostess I kind of had to be paying attention.
I really had no idea what to do, so I told a friend I was closer to what was happening to my stomache and she suggested I go to the hospital. I told her I had no insurance and didnt want to leave because what if it was nothing and had a huge ER bill to pay for no reason.
After 15 minutes and a lot of MORE STABBING pains, i called a friend and told her to come get me from work.
Thankgod my boss let me go because after a few hours of sitting in the waiting room of the ER I was finially seen and they did a bunch of blood tests on me and could not find the cause for my stomach pains.
A bunch of hours later I felt bad because my friend was still waiting for me and considering it was really late I told them I had to go (hey they hand't found out anything and where waiting for blood results ad exprays and such, which could have taken a long time.)
I gave them my number and told them to call me with the results at my house.
an hour later, they called and the doctor suggested I come in right away for emergancy surgery. He needed to remove my gallblatter. They originally didnt want to test me for it because of how young I am. But alas they did, thankgod.
Apparently I had over 20sumthing big gallstones in my gallblatter and it was going to burst if i didnt have emergancy surgery.
Now considering my birthday was in like 2-3 days I was like **** NO i'm not having surgery now, so they opted to have the surgery the day after my birthday. Now here's the situation :
My birthday falls around thanksgiving ALL THE TIME. That year my birthday was 2 days before (this year it is on thanksgiving)
So I had my birthday (which i had to fast on, so i cudnt go anything fun - no drinking, no eating, no cigs) and then i had my surgery the next day and the day after was THANKSGIVING so i wasn't even allowed to eat anything there, IT SUCKED
but all i gotta say is, thankgod i'm alive because if i hadnt gotten checked my gallblatter wud have burst and i probablly wudnt be here now.
* if i left out any details, my bad, it's been like almost 2 years and a lot has happened in those two year. my memory is bad.