i was supposed to get a call from the doctor
. her suspicion is that i have a stone or scar tissue remaining in the bile duct causing pain worse than the gallbladder
attacks i had which necessitated surgery in the first place. friday was excruciating. i went to the emergency clinic and their first initial concern was that my pulse
was 120 despite a blood pressure
that was normal (100/80). as the pain eased, so did my pulse
. the second time the doc checked it i was at a comfortable 70. while the pain is present i get so hot and sweaty -- that also eases with the pain. the doc took blood
, letting me know that the tests she was going to perform may indicate a gallstone or scar tissue, but that if it comes up negative
it doesn't mean there's no stone. ugh. i don't want to go through this all over again. this morning i was hoping that maybe the doc had called my work number and left a message there about the result, but no such luck
so nervously i wait.
the weekend was fun. friday, the man insisted we get a hand-crank ice cream
maker, but after hitting more than 10 stores we had only found electric ice cream makers which use no ice... instead the metal drum must be frozen
overnight. finally we found the closest we were gunna get. a bucket-type ice cream maker with an electric
motor. we found it at walmart
, in the toy
section. we took it home, made some ice cream
, and had a midnight barbeque
was a night of sushi
, despite the forcasters prediction
of a wonderful weekend, was rainy
. very. sunday i headed back to maryland
, singing along with the cd that the man made for me. then i slept most of the day.
now it's the start of another week
. i'll keep ya posted...
still no word from the doc. despite all the weird gallbladder
crap going on, i'm in pretty high spirits.
i feel the results of the verison
strikes. i cannot get through to 411
. ah well. i found a way around it.
more storms coming. of course. this is the summer
for non-stop rain
, it seems. the power
is going on and off. thunder
is loud, lightning
is cool, but the rain
hasn't actually started falling yet. any minute now, though.