At age 22 while living in Mongolia I developed a severe chronic pain condition that effects every aspect of my life. Continuing this blog reminds me that life's challenges are stepping stones meant to lift us, not roadblocks meant to defeat us.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Health Update, and possible explanation (finally!:D)

I received the results from a HIDA scan I had done on my gallbladder, and it was abnormal. Not in the typical sense of having a low ejection fraction, mine was 98% with normal being between 35-50%. The medical field is still studying what really high ejection fractions mean, but it has been the cause of severe pain for other patients, and when they get it removed the organ is diseased and many of their symptoms go away. So, I'm getting my gallbladder removed next week and I AM SO EXCITED!!!! There is also a chance that I have Celiac disease, (gluten intolerance) and that could explain every single other symptom I have, even the neurological ones (who would have thought?) Well -35 pounds and ten painful months later, we might have an answer. I am hopeful.

1 comment:

  1. You are still in our thoughts and prayers.
    Elder and Sister Lasson