This has been a tough and painful couple of days for me. Monday night I woke up in the middle of the night with an awful pain that I thought might be in my chest but I had a stomach ache too and felt nauseous and bloated. It lasted for quite a few hours. It started to calm down a little by the morning so I decided to go to the Dr. instead of the ER. My doctor ordered an ultrasound to look at my gallbladder but told me if they didn’t find anything and I kept having symptoms they would need to stick a scope down my throat and look at the top of my stomach to see what was wrong. Yikes! Luckily (well I guess you could say that), they found that I have gallstones. The hospital sent me home and told me that my Dr. would call me to discuss the results. Shortly after I received a call from my Dr.’s Secretary setting up an appointment with a surgeon and the secretary told me my Dr. would call me after the appointment was set up. No call from the Dr. It was quite frustrating because I don’t know anything about this stuff and I am supposed to live with this until next Tuesday when I see a surgeon? Good thing for me, my dad is a nurse and was able to give me some tips on what to do to avoid another “gallstone attack”. He told me no fatty foods and to drink a lot of water… he didn’t mention dairy and I didn’t think to ask, needless to say I had another attack Tuesday night. We were supposed to go to Kansas on Thursday morning but my loving husband told me my health was more important and that he felt it was better to stay close to home in case something serious happens. I have been watching what I eat very closely. I still feel pretty icky but I haven’t had another attack in the past two nights so I am very grateful! Hopefully things stay that way!