Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Things seem to go from worse to worser (is that even a word) at the moment. Life is never dull in the Webb household. Last week it was my turn for drama. On Thursday evening I had sudden and violent pain in my abdomen. I had absolutely no idea what it was. Within minutes I was curled up on the bathroom floor, writhing in pain and unable to speak. Nigel called the ambulance and prayed. When they finally arrived they doped me up on yucky gas and then whisked me off to the emergency department at the local hospital (after getting lost on the way!!!!!) All in all it was a long night. Since then I have had scans, tests and visits to specialists and the outcome is that I have lots of gall stones and need to have my gall bladder removed. Having never had surgery before this does freak me out a little but I'll do it as I don't ever want that pain again. It was worse than childbirth!!!!!!

Surgery has been set for the 10th July. That's just a week away. Panic!!!! In fact surgery is set for the day after my birthday. I'm hoping I can celebrate with the family and not feel a sense of dread hanging over the day. I know it will all go well. My dad had the same surgery last year. It's just the unknown of the anethestic, pain, cuts in my body, scars etc. I am thankful for medical insurance which means I don't have to wait years for it to be done free of charge in the public health system.

I'm also hoping that during recovery I might be able to give my blog a whole new look. It's been 2 years since I started and I think it's time for a change. At least that will be something fun to look forward to.


Steve K. said...

Hey Richelle,

We'll be praying for God's peace and for a smooth and successful operation next week.

And, in case I forget to say it later, have a happy birthday!

Steve K.

Martins said...

HI my name is Crystal. I can totally understand how you must have been feeling before your surary. I have never had surgury myself and would feel the same way. Although I'm sure the Lord would give me a peace if that time ever did come. I looked up your blog because me and my family are planing on being missionarys in or near ecuador. We feel very certain that the Lord has called us to work with Ecuadorian people. We are going through the process of being excepted through IMB. If you get a chance please email me and let me know how your surgary went and if you have any advise on things we can being doing to perpare ourselfs for the culture. We have three children. Ages 9,6,and 4. THANKS so much.-'O'rats!!! There is no spell check. Sorry, I a really bad speller!!!