Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Liver, Sad Panky

The ERCP went fine yesterday. The urine sample I provided before the procedure was interesting. It was sort of a copper color. The GI doctor just looked at it and said, "Um, yeah. Your liver isn't very happy." I guess it's happy now. My pee is a normal shade of yellow, and my eyes aren't. So that's good news.

Today's adventure? Post-ERCP pancreatitis. I've given my pancreas (and it's friend The Pancreatic Duct) a new nickname: Panky. Panky had better shape up or it will meet the same fate as Mr. Gallbladder*.

If it weren't for My Reality, I would be thinking I was a raving, hypochondriac, unlucky nutjob. Fortunately for me and unfortunately for her, she's already traveled this road and has held my hand along the way.

I'll take this and any other pain (including labor pain!) over that gallstone-in-the-bile-duct pain. Today's issue is accompanied by endurable pain, endurable nausea and strict orders not to eat or drink anything. Good times. At least my weigh in on Tuesday should be a good one...

Thanks to everyone who has been checking on me!

* Not really, because I'm not sure you can just rip your pancreas out. Seems to me that there might be some nasty complications as a result.


Delenn said...

Good Times indeed! Hoping you feel better soon! (Listen up, Panky!)

Anonymous said...

At least you aren't yellow anymore. . .

Are you at home or in the hospital? I hope they are keeping the good drugs coming because pancreatitis is a bitch.

Life in Eden said...

Hoping this all ends soon!

barrenisthenewblack said...

I am so late to the panky party, and it sounds horrible! Hey, at least they didn't remove your sense of humor along with the stone(s). Feel better

Christy said...

Oh what a bummer! You better hurry up and get well so that you are well enough to meet up with me when I get to your neck of the woods! I'd hate to have to see you writhing on the floor sweating and such!

Anonymous said...

poor thing - I hope you are on the mend.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Oh hon, this absolutely bites.

butterflyanla said...

hope you feel better soon

Kami said...

Eeek! It sounds like have had some interesting adventures. I hope you are 100% now.

barrenisthenewblack said...

How are you doing these days? I have been thinking of you and your insides.

Christy said...

OK, I wanted to reply to your most recent comment to me, but couldn't do it except to leave a comment for you. Or I guess I could have written another post with your answers.

Anywhooo . . . the bath tub pictures were taken at JCPenney. Who knew they could be so cute!

And from a while ago . . . we are going to be in Baltimore from Oct. 5 to the 15, and I would just love to be able to see you, and anyone else too. In fact, my trip won't be complete without it!

Email me direct at ccrissie at aol dot com.

JJ said...

Dude, I suck--I see youve had surgery, and you might move--this is just--wow! Sorry I am sucky. Still love me?
Hope you are feeling better--let us know how you are!

Grad3 said...

Just wondering how you are doing- things have seriously sucked for you lately. Hoping all is all the upswing.

Maybe Panky didn't get with the program, you ripped it out, sold it on the black market, and moved to some exotic place???

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