Normally Vicki and I would be at Eagle Beach basking in the sun and having a cool drink tomorrow around 3pm. Not going to happen this year. She got up sick a couple days ago, lots of upper stomach pain and nausea. After her dealing with that for a few hours I decided it was time for her to go to the doctor and have a look. He took some blood and took a picture of her inerds. The next thing that came out of his mouth was WOOO, what a pile of gallstones. Of course the first thing Vicki said was what do we need to do, I'm going to Aruba in 2 days. He said we need to look at the blood work, kinda discounted the statement Vicki had made. He left and the nurse drew some blood, we came home with my babe crying and so sad. She ask me what she should do. Of course I said well Babe it spdoesn' t look good for us going anywhere for a few weeks. Crazy thing is she didn't agree. You see our daughter just so happened to have her gallbladder taken out only 4 months ago. Vicki called her and Stacey said she was a little sick for several weeks before she even went to the doctor. I told her that was kinda dumb. Lots of things could have developed and she could have had serious problems occur. Vicki was still dead set on our (14th I think) trip to aruba. I just could agree with her and I had to tell her that we just couldn't go with the possibilites that she could be sick and in pain the whole time we were there. She cried so much, I finally told her to go back to the dr. and see what her blood work looked like. She did and found her blood count at 470 where 44 is normal for her age. She was begging the dr until he told her that there was a hugh stone blocking a serious duct that feed bile to her liver. No way was he going to let her go. He scheduled her microscopic surgery for monday. They will take out the gallbladder through her navel just like they had done our daughters 4 months earlier. She more or less over the Aruba withdrawals and is thinking correctly now. I told her we would go anywhere she wanted to go as soon as she got well. So here we are at home both of us miserable but trying not to let it show. Gallstones can block the normal flow of bile if they lodge in any of the ducts that carry bile from the liver to the small intestine. That includes the hepatic ducts, which carry bile out of the liver; the cystic duct, which takes bile to and from the gallbladder; and the common bile duct, which takes bile from the cystic and hepatic ducts to the small intestine. Bile trapped in these ducts can cause inflammation in the gallbladder, the ducts, or, rarely, the liver. Other ducts open into the common bile duct, including the pancreatic duct, which carries digestive enzymes out of the pancreas. If a gallstone blocks the opening to that duct, digestive enzymes can become trapped in the pancreas and cause extreme pain. If any of these ducts remain blocked for a significant period of time, severe damage or infections can occur, affecting the gallbladder, liver, or pancreas.
Oh yea, buy the $25 insurance on your airfare. I had also bought a ticket for one of Vicki's best girlfriends to spend time with in Aruba. It was to be a surprise, she knows about it now so the surprise got knocked in the head also. No Insurance cost me 3 round trip tickets at about 400 bucks apiece. Next time I'll buy the dang insurance.
See ya next time Aruba.