I have had several different tests done to figure out what the problem is and isn't. It's been very frustrating because nothing has come back conslusive. I feel sometimes like I'm crazy or that I'm a hypochondriac.
Well, a few weeks ago, my symptoms started again. This time, it didn't matter what I ate. My insides literally felt as though they were burning up. Literally, burning in acid. I like to be descriptive, as you can tell. This wasn't just a "tummy ache". This was pain as close to child birth as anything I have ever experienced.
So, I went back to the doctor again. This time it was a new doctor that came recommended by several friends. She sent me for some blood work and an ultrasound. My bloodwork came back very good. She even did a blood test for Celiac disease. NEGATIVE!!!!!!! Eating wheat still bothers me, but I now know the problem is stemming from something else completely.
I had my ultrasound yesterday and saw a lovely picture of my gallbladder. This is not my gallbladder, but this is kind of what it looked like:
See those cute little round things? Yeah. That's what has been causing me such pain. Gallstones. I'm still waiting to hear from my doctor about what we are going to do, but let me tell you how much I want a big old SANDWICH right now! Bring on the wheat!
By the way, this is what a normal gallbladder looks like:
While I can't get the last 3 years of my life back, I'm just glad that I'm not crazy and am finally going to get some relief.