Peter Hentges (jbru) wrote,
Peter Hentges

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A visit to the doctor today revealed that the likely cause of my recent intestinal ailments is gallstones. Apparently, the whole "get nauseous after eating bit" is classic.

So I have an ultrasound scheduled on Friday to confirm this. I learn this a bit too late today to make going to work at all comfortable. You see, I skipped eating this morning on the theory that there might be a need to me to have not eaten in order to do tests at the doctor. My theory was right, just off by a few days on the schedule. So now I'm starving and will eat. This will make me starting to get nauseous by about 7:00 p.m., if I have the schedule figured out, which makes going to work at 10:00 p.m. not a fun prospect. Plus, I could either be hungry at work or eat something when I go in and be nauseous again about 3:00 a.m. No thanks.

So I'll use Wednesday (my regular night off) and Thursday to work on getting my feedings down so that I should be on the tail end of nausea by 10:00 p.m. and suffer through a couple of days of extra hunger at work, maybe grabbing a meal at 5:00 a.m. or so, so that I can at least work (and, consequently, get paid) while this gets figured out.

Remedies for stones appear to be surgery or ineffective drugs. Surgery would be laparoscopic, though, so it should be fairly easy to get done.

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