By the Time you Read this…


An unusual Wordless Wednesday photo this week, yet this ultrasound photo has been on my mind for months, specifically these last few days.

By the time you read this, I’ll most likely be in the recovery room, swearing at a nurse or something. Oh, Have I yet mentioned that me an anesthetic don’t get along too well? Ahhh, that’s a good story to write while bed-ridden I think.

Anyway, today is the day that my Gallbladder gets evicted after 4 years of ache and a few horrific episodes of the most intense pain I have ever felt.

Hey, I’m starting the New Year with one less body part!

I’m not a doctor and I don’t play one on TV – yet I do think this ultrasound photo of my gallbladder is laughing at me… buh-bye and good riddance!







  1. That is the freakiest looking ultrasound I have ever seen! Hope you’re recovering well. I had my galbladder removed a few years ago and regret that I did. But that’s a whole other story…

    1. Diana, I didn’t know you had yours removed! I’m in so munch pain!! I dare not move in bed, very thankful for my iPad!
      We’ll share stories sometime!

  2. that ultrasound is so freakin’ creepy! but kind of neat. I suffered with gall stones while I was pregnant, it was the worst pain in the world!! No matter what I ate or did I always ended up in the hospital. I was so glad when I had surgery 3 months after I had our first child! I hope you recover nicely!! Lots of rest!

    1. Same here, it started when I was PG with the twins, but they thought it was muscles stretching. I just found out it was my gallbladder 6 months ago!

  3. I can’t lie…the whole reference to *ultrasound* had me a wee bit hopeful…but’s just a pesky gall bladder….hope you recover well and enjoy life without it!

    Good Riddance is right!

    1. Hahahaha!!!!!
      You should have seen the looks on family and friends’ faces when I said I was going for one!!!!

      1. Oh yeah, I can totally imagine…you should have played it up and showed the photo of your little *bean* – bahahaha….. okay, maybe not but it would have been funny. I think everyone’s automatic reaction to *ultrasound* is thinking of pregnancy.

        Regardless, hope you are recovering well!

  4. I’m glad you’re getting it removed. I had one final terrible episode in 1994 and thankfully went to the emergency room. Found out my gall bladder was gangrened… the pain I had experienced all those years was that and me, with my high tolerance for pain, was none the wiser. Thanks to my annoying friend I went in. I’m happily gall bladder free. Happy healing! And thanks for sharing the scary ultrasound. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. It almost looks like a ghost… and being a Mom counts as being a doctor. You’ve healed many fevers, colds and boo-boos…

    Take care and hoping for a quick recovery!

  6. That was a weird ultrasound for sure. Adios gallbladder!

    I hope you have a speedy recovery.

  7. I’ve never had my gallbladder removed, however, I have worked in the Operating Room for many years…I hope you’re soon feeling better. Take it easy…nurses orders!!

  8. What a freaky looking ultrasound! Had mine out about 6 years ago. It took 10 years of intense pain before anyone took me seriously. I don’t know how many trips to the ER and doctors appointments I had. They always told me it was an ulcer or heartburn and would send me on my way. My gastroenterologist told me it was the most diseased gallbladder he had ever seen. If someone would have listened sooner it probably wouldn’t have been!

    Speedy recovery wishes to you!

  9. Hope you’re feeling tons better… no more aches and pain… Have a speedy recovery!
    Blog-hopping over from Sakura’s!

  10. I say buh-bye, too! If it’s causing such awfulness, it needs to go! Been praying that everything goes really well today! Get well soon, and take care of you!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~ Raylene

  11. I hope your surgery goes well & you have a quick recovery. Most people I know who’ve had them out swear that they’ve felt so much better after.

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  13. I had a gallbladder eviction a couple years ago. Good riddance. I’ve experienced a lot of pain in my life, but no pain compared to gall bladder pain. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  14. Hope the surgery went well and wishing you a speedy recovery as well as a very happy New Year 2012!

  15. OMG this is scary funny. People would think it has been photoshop. MY husband had a gallbladder episode in November. He thought he was having a heart attack. Very similar pain apparently. He has stones in his. Haven’t seen the surgeon yet. Don’t know what he will decide; to remove the stones or the whole thing. I get so sick on anesthetic. They have to give me gravol. Hope all is well. Take it easy you deserve the rest. Hugs

    1. Hi Josee!!
      As usual, me on anesthetic didn’t go well at all. And yes, it;s the worst pain EVER!
      Alas, I just tried toast and butter – and pain again. No butter/fats!!!

  16. Sending you wishes for a speedy recovery…but Tammi warn us the next time you post something as scary as that Take care and get lots of rest.

      1. Beb – DEB, I blame the Morphine….
        ok, trying to type laying down. Doesn’t work that well….

    1. not so comfortable, but I’m getting by!
      Freaky isn’t it?!
      Good thing I had my phone to sneak a pic when I had my u/s, it was too creepy NOT to take a picture of!!

  17. I hope you are all well & have a speedy recovery – I have no idea you can live without the Gallbladder :O

  18. I had mine out in August, recovery was swift (less than 2 weeks), and I have not had one problem since. Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

      1. You bet sweetheart ๐Ÿ™‚ I actually found trying to get comfortable while sleeping was the worst part, but once I had my configuration of 8 or so pillows – Under the knees etc… I was fine. And heck, it was way better than those nights where I lay awake for hours due to pain from my gall bladder ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. That is a really creepy picture, you would see it on a horror movie.. Hope you are recovering ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. I hope you will be okay! Good luck to you! What an original ultrasound photo you have! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Many hugยดs,,

  21. Gallbladders are definitely no fun, and I’m sure you won’t miss it either, but just be careful what you eat. Since I’ve had mine out bacon & I don’t agree at all! Our prayers are with you.

    1. no!!!! bacon? you poor guy!
      Well, I may have just kept it if I had know that! lol

      I learned the hard way last night when I tried some toast and butter. Instant attack, no butter for me…. ๐Ÿ™

  22. eeek, that’s quite the ultrasound! You got to lay in bed? Nice. I had my gall bladder out just before xmas & was up with hubby & the baby in the days afterwards. good times :/

    feel better soon!

  23. That is definitely a creepy pic! I had mine out years ago, was tender for a couple of days, but no biggie (that was before kids though) ๐Ÿ˜€ Rest as much as you can.

    1. Yes, kids complicate matters. I had a rough week, I reacted to 2 of the drugs they gave me… arg! Nothing is ever simple with me!

  24. Hey Tammi, Now is the excuse to use happy drugs and have hubby cater to you:) Hope you feel better soon!

    1. Hubby was AWESOME, really could not have asked for better help. Which is a good thing, cause those drugs – turns out I’m allergic to them. What a mess!! I’m finally starting to feel a tad better

      1. Thanks Louise, healing and taking it easy. The first few days were rough, looking forward to having more energy to ‘get my bloggin’ back on’

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