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  • I'm only getting a hida scan why do I have to have driver

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    08-15-2013, 01:00 AM
I can answer the HIDA scan part, as I'm having one next Wednesday. Basically, it's to see how your gallbladder copes. I have to have a fatty breakfast, and then I'll be injected with a type of dye to help them see how things are working. Then I have to drink some kind of drink that is apparently the equivalent of a really fatty meal, and they'll watch as that goes through. It's basically to pinpoint where things are going wrong.

What you need to do is understand that none of that is going to last forever. The operation will help your hand. The tests will help the doctors figure out what else is going wrong. Do you take anything for your depression and anxiety? If not, get on top of that straight away.

I was in a similar place after falling off my old mare a couple of years ago. I was in agony in my elbow, I couldn't straighten it and it was always sensitive, not to mention the pain if I bumped it on something. 3 months after the fall, 3 x-rays and a CT scan revealed that I'd fractured my elbow, effectively snapping off the tip of a bone inside my elbow. I had to be ridiculously careful with everything to keep myself pain free. When they finally operated last year, it turned out that there were actually two pieces of bone, the biggest almost a cubic centimetre. They'd been there long enough to cause some damage, tearing up the tissue and cartilage in my elbow. That same fall has also left me with permanent, degenerating back problems, so I know where you're coming from.

Put your studies off until you've got your health under control. Continuing now is only going to make your depression and anxiety worse. You're only young, you have plenty of time.
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    08-15-2013, 01:19 AM
Sky - I like that idea, except now I actually can't sit up straight, right now I'm sitting awkwardly on the couch, leaned back onto the armrest while also lent to the left to try and take the pressure off my gallbladder, so I think riding is a little out of the question just at the moment :(

Story of my life, I've always got something/somethings to deal with.. Anybody care to build me a pillow fort that I can pretend to be a happy carefree problem-less child in again for a while?

Thanks Sky, yeah, timezones can be a little difficult. All of my friends have run for the hills but yet i've always been there for all of them, every time. The one time I've broken down enough to need to talk to somebody who's there, oh that's right.. Just me -_- I do have my bf, but he's got problems of his own right now and I don't want to upset him further by offloading my problems onto him.

Tracer - thanks for the explanation, how do they watch it go through? Are you in a machine like a CT scan or MRI or is it completely different again?
I know none of it lasts forever, it's just the constant string of problems, it's always something, I don't remember a time where I had no physical issues to deal with, then there's the mental side.
I was on anti-depressants that were working for that and my anxiety, but the doctors first thought that it was either that or my OCP that was causing the issues, so they took me off them both, even after I tried to tell them that it wasn't the pills, it was food that was the problem. So at this very moment I'm not on anything, but I'm coping ok for some weird reason, well, coping better than I have been anyway, until today at the doctors. Then I went back to course but had to leave early due to feeling dizzy and extremely sore.
As the needle went in for the blood test today, I almost fainted, my vision went, my head went and my whole body went slack, but just as I was going I come back all of a sudden. This has never happened before, I have no fear of needles (considering I watch all of my piercings happen, and I watch the needle go in for blood tests etc) It was so odd. I didn't feel safe driving afterwards and I was lucky enough that I happened to come across my grandparents at the blood center.

I would like to put off my studies, but with my student loan sitting at almost $10k right now, I can't afford to add on another 5k to try the course again, plus I have watched one person drop out, and one person get kicked off and I'm determined to not have that happen to me. My tutors are very understanding and do all they can to help me out, I just feel so stupid and incapable of doing a lot of the things that I can normally do without a hitch, I'm frustrated with myself, not with the course, if that makes sense?
    08-15-2013, 02:16 PM
Well.. its 5.15am, im in hospital with a 20g catheter in my leg arm after being admitted at around 10pm last night in severe pain with difficulty breathing. They confirmed the gallstones idea and ill be having an ultrasound later this morning to check.
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    08-15-2013, 02:16 PM
Left arm. Darn phone.
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    08-15-2013, 02:33 PM
At first I thought this was going to be some barn rant or something, but after reading that... wow. You are one of the strongest people I've "met," and yes I don't know you, but what your going through is amazingly troubling. My prayers go to you, and just know that its okay to break down, your holding up amazingly as it is. Just remember that you can and you will get through this, and that everything WILL get better. Be strong, be you, and you'll see, soon you'll get back to doing what you love. Don't let pain bring you down because even though I don't know you I can tell your an amazing person that deserves better. Just be strong, and when you can't anymore, be even stronger because you have so much to live for and if you don't think that I'm pretty sure all of us on the forum do. (:
    08-15-2013, 02:38 PM
Awww thanks koniki, that brought tears to my eyes reading that, and im waiting for tramadol so im in a bit of pain at the moment, but not drug influenced yet. Haha.

We use 20g catheters in dogs at the vets, now I feel sorry for them cause man it hurts having to move that limb with it in there!
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    08-15-2013, 07:14 PM
Go sit with the mini and tell her what you've told us. She won't offer poor advice or feel sorry for you but I'll bet she'll listen. It sounds like it's time to cut loose and have a good cry. I refer to it as soul washing and one usually feels a whole lot better afterwards.
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    08-15-2013, 08:58 PM
I can't at the moment, im in hospital being admitted to the surgical ward :( plus she just puts her own opinion in every two words I say haha, she's very talkative
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    08-15-2013, 10:58 PM
You will get through this! *hugs* I hope the hospital visit isn't too terrible and that they actually do something to get rid of those stones. And don't worry to much about the future. You will eventually have peace in your life. It might not be next year or five years from now but it will happen for ya. You just gotta hang in there.

Trust me I've been there. I was almost 30 before the drama quit but it did. You just have to be patient and know what you want in your heart. But in the meantime just do what you want with your life. It sounds like that's what you're doing, continuing with school, and that is great!

Don't let circumstances make you bitter, instead try to find ways to make them positive. For instance- your friends went awal on you? Try to see it as an indicator of their maturity and personality. Not everyone can handle or is good at helping others in times of need. But the good thing is that you have been in that low place and if you know someone in that same place, you will be there when they need you. You will come out of all of this more empathetic and compassionate. And sometimes it takes being in those hard situations to realize just how disheartening and hard they really are. Things will get better and even though it's little solace now, you will be a wiser person for all of it. (whether you want to or not lol)

Sorry I've talked your ear off here! Let us know how things went. *squish*
    08-16-2013, 06:24 AM
Thankyou marcie, that encourages me a bit to keep trying. They did two seperate ultrasounds today and did not find gallstones in either scan, and everything else they scanned was normal. So now im completely nil mouth and on a saline iv, they are putting a camera down my throat tomorrow to check for stomach ulcers. They are scratching their heads a wee bit
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