Getting the all-clear

I had my follow-up appointment with the doctor who took out my gallbladder yesterday. As I sat waiting in the exam room, reading and waiting, I heard the nurse say to the doctor, “She’s in there. This will be quick.”

No kidding. He spent less than three minutes with me. I got a copy of my pathology report, he took a look at my superglued incisions and declared that they were healing well, told me to start whatever activity I felt physically up to doing, and sent me on my merry way.

I spent more time waiting to see the doctor than I actually spent with him. I can’t wait to see the bill for those three minutes.

So, it’s official, I am healing up and getting better, and I can pick Rerun up with my doctor’s blessing. Yay!

I also read the pathology report and saw that I had multiple gallstones, the largest which measured 1.5 centimeters. Ouch. No wonder I hurt – I had my own little bag of gravel right under my ribs!

4 Responses to “Getting the all-clear”

  1. Ressis
    March 1st, 2012 04:57

    To repeat a previous sentiment: Ew.

  2. Grandma
    March 1st, 2012 07:58

    Oh, you will see a bill! But, not for that post-op visit. That one is included in the global (package) service. What a deal! I know Rerun is happy that you can pick him up again.

  3. Auntie
    March 1st, 2012 13:39

    I second Ressis’ statement!

  4. Aunt Mary
    March 2nd, 2012 09:58

    So glad to hear you are doing well. And I’m sure your kids are glad to have their mommy getting back to “normal”. 🙂 Take care.