Apr 08, 2014
I continue to post here to update anyone who may be observing my health experience, especially for the purpose of perhaps helping just ONE person get help for his/her own medical mystery.
As I have stated before (I think, somewhere) it is so tempting to think along the lines that everything is due to the same mystery illness but I TRY to avoid believing that as hard as it sometimes is. Anyway, it is certainly all connected (one body part to another, that is) so in a sense it really is all somehow related, one way or another, right?
I believe I have also written about going to the surgeon and him wanted to perform exploratory surgery which I politely declined but asked for more detailed imaging to be done.
So. I went to have an MRCP done and it revealed a 10 mm size dilation in my common bile duct with irregularities in my intrahepatic ducts. I likely have an infection accompanied so kindly by a stone which is hosting the infection.
At least that is my suspicion since 2 months ago it all seemed to be slightly helped by an antibiotic that was rx'd me due to a different problem.
10 mm is comparably sizable considering the natural adult common bile duct is approx 4 mm in size when normal. I KNEW the I KNEW there was something in there blocking something. I have been in pain daily and getting worse.
I now see another (new) primary care doc tomorrow for referral to a new gastro doc who will hopefully be able to help me out. Looks like common protocol on this would be to go in and try to see what the actual obstruction is and then handle as needed.
Glory be to God for giving me the nudge to push for different imaging and NOT let the doc cut me. He himself over the phone said, "So there would have been nothing I personally could have done for you".
Interestingly, also, he would not have "explored" the ducts that are troubled. He would have had to stitch me up, wait for me to wake up and say something like, "I am sorry Miss Rhonda, I didn't find anything." (something like that, another surgery later).
Thanking the LORD today for revealing this to me and the docs and praying for guidance to the right surgeon for the job. And thanking God that I have qualified for health coverage as well in the mean time!
Will update again after a plan of action is put together, good LORD willing and the creek don't rise (as my Ma used to say).
Hope whomever reads this has a very blessed day/night, which ever the case may be.
Keep your head up, and ask the LORD for guidance with a humble heart. HE WILL DELIVER you right where you need to be....He never said it would be pain free. Keep your head up. *hugs*