And the verdit is….

8 May

More test…

Today the doctor basically confirmed that the ultrasound had found a polyp inside the gallbladder but before he do his magic with the scalpel (we are at 90% confirmed with surgery to remove the offending organ)… he wanted to give me one last test in order to dot his i’s and cross his t’s… yeah, more like, I sending you to so this test, so your insurance can dish out more money and I get a cut of that!

Anyway… so this time, I’m going in for a “Hida Scan”, which is an imaging test used to examine the gallbladder and the ducts leading into and out of the gallbladder. In this test, also referred to as cholescintigraphy, the patient (ME!) receives an intravenous injection of a radioactive material (So I can light up like a light bulb under there!) called hydroxy iminodiacetic acid (HIDA). The HIDA material is taken up by the liver and excreted into the biliary tract. In a healthy person, HIDA will pass through the bile ducts and into the cystic duct to enter the gallbladder. It will also pass into the common bile duct and enter the small intestine, from which it eventually makes its way out of the body in the stool. HIDA imaging is done by a nuclear scanner, (is this even safe?) which takes pictures of the biliary tract over the course of about two hours (cool way to spend Saturday morning eh?)

So that is where we are right now… since the test is this coming Saturday, I will assume that my doctor will not be receiving the results until the following week.. which means 2 more weeks of walking on eggshells hoping that the pain will not hit.

Because the I really do not want to be found in my office bathroom hugging the toilet and praying to the baby Jesus for the pain to go away.

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