*** WARNING TO THOSE HAVING THEIR MEAL... VERY DETAILED PICTURE AHEAD***
I wrote about my mom going through a minor surgery so remove a dark substance that was covering her gall bladder and thus, not allowing doctors to see whether she has stones or not. As I've said, my mom has been complaining about stomach ache from time to time and there are times that the pain is really intense. We've been asking her to have this looked at but once the pain goes away she'd tell us it was just nothing. Good thing that the last time she experienced the pain again, we were able to persuade her to go to the doctor and get throughly checked. Monday last week, she went to the doctor and right there and then, they did an ECG for her. The following day, she got the result and was told about the substance covering her gall bladder and that they couldn't see if she has stones or not. She was asked to meet the surgeon on Thursday and the doctor confirmed she'd need to undergo laparoscopy soon. Monday she was admitted at the hospital and today, the D-day.
I really thank technology as my family were able to update me with every progress of the whole procedure. I was really on the edge the whole time inspite of knowing that this is just a minor surgery. I had knots on my tummy the whole time holding my phone all the time waiting for my sister or papa to send me a message how everything went.
It was a success. And was just right on time before my mom gets any more complication. It turned out that my mom's gall bladder has been really bad for at least 5 years already. It was already rotting to be precise. It's size has quadrupled and changed from the normal green to a swollen rotting red.
This is a picture of a healthy/normal gall bladder.
source: google image
and this is my mom's. I have no word.
the gall stones or what just remained of 'em
Not only that the gall bladder was swollen and rotting already but it was overloaded with gall stones. Too many of them that the surgeon had to stop taking them one by one and just use a sucking tool. He was so relieved that no gall stones went out the gall bladder as otherwise, they'd need to search and remove any of the stones that gone haywire. This will make things more complicated for my mom and for the doctors. There was something that blocked the passage on the gall bladder and held all the gall stones inside. I do feel like this is His work. Whatever that thing that blocked the gall's passage, thank you!
While my sister was explaining to me everything, I couldn't bear it. I vomitted. I couldn't stomach what I just saw and what has just happened and what could have happened hadn't my mom listened to us and get checked. The tension, the nervousness and then the image just gotten into me and I got sick in the stomach.
So everything went fine although we got a bit of a bad news. The doctor said that mama's liver is in a bad shape and needs to be cured asap otherwise, it may lead to cirrhosis. Doctor said that mama has a fatty liver and thus would need medication to correct this. Cirrhosis is a big word and kind of alarming. So I am really praying for a positive turn over. Extend your prayers for me mama, will you? Thank you!!!
I purposely set the pictures in the smallest size possible so they won't come out too strong for those who have sensitive stomach like me. Yeah, I am no good on these things... that's why I ended up as IT and away from medical field.