Hi all! I'm not dead (just 42
). No, seriously, I hang out over at the ttc after loss thread w/ all the young mamas! We've all gotten close from being on the P&L forum. Anyway, for the first time in many years, I have to try not to get pg
. My gallbladder is acting up (multiple stones). I have been managing to feel okay by just eating way less food. Upside is, I've lost 16 lbs. I am going to need to have the gb out, but it gets complicated. I had umbilical hernia repair surgery w/ mesh inserted when I was pg w/ dd#4. They may not be able to do the gb surgery laparascopically bc the mesh might be in the way. The surgeon thinks they probably can, but can't promise. If they have to do it the traditional way, I'm looking at 4 days in the hosp, 10 days no driving, and 6-8 wks recovering
. I've got 4 kids, one of them graduating hs in June. My youngest is a holy terror (4 yrs old). I just don't have time for major surgery, kwim? Anyway, I am determined not to get pg before I get the gb out (I'm thinking maybe July for the surgery). That would just make it too complicated. And I have heard of ladies getting their gb out while pg, but after 4 mc's, I wouldn't dream of having surgery while pg. So while the old clock is ticking away, I can't get pg!
Anyway, that's what's going on with me. I hope you all don't mind my lurking, and just checking in every few months. I already spend way too much time on MDC
. Good luck to all you ladies ttc!