All day Saturday when I was in hospital with by Brother in law I was feeling pretty awful. Actually, very sick. I sucked it up, got on with it and pushed it aside. But there was in undeniable ache in my stomach and the top right hand side of my abdomen. Of course while I was sitting around I googled “upper right quadrant stomach pain” because I was in a hospital and words like “quadrant” came naturally to me. Mum and I diagnosed me with fall bladder issues which have symptoms similar to heartburn & indigestion. I planned to see my GP Monday morning. Sunday afternoon I had showered, done my makeup and was just getting ready to catch up with some friends when I was literally floored with pain. Similar to the attacks ive had for the past 6 months or so, but about a gazillion times worse. Which was saying something. Rob was about to call the ambulance, but of course I thought I could drive myself…he convinced me to let HIM drive, so he did. After I was triaged the nurse said to me “darl, you’ve got gallstones. Sounds like you just passed one.” I could have cried with relief. FINALLY. An answer. I have been asking my GP this for MONTHS. the Dr confirmed this, gave me some morphine, and admitted me to the Private Hospital next door. IV antibiotics, drip, and an ultrasound ordered. Surgery is tomorrow, that sucker will be GONE. And hopefully, I will be pain free. I cannot wait. No having to give up bread. I CAN have pizza in New York. I will be fine. It’s a good result even though it means surgery and recovery. Even though our plans for a holiday in Melbourne thus Sunday will be cancelled. And no Blogopolis for me either. It’s a good result right? So, tomorrow at about 1pm send mr some good vibes. I’ve never had an op before, never been under, and I’ll admit, I’m quite scared! Pizza and New York in less than a month are the light at the end of my tunnel.