In 2011 I had a very strange thing happen. I had a gallstone that came out of the gallbladder (large one from what I was told). Anyway, it stopped in the common bile duct and everything backed up. The ambulance took me to a doc in the box so we call them. They were not able to handle what was going on. The pancreas was shutting down, I was jaundiced and the blood work was off the charts. My husband works for a large hospital as an EMT. When he got there the nurse argued with him ,that I was going to the hospital of her choice! Can you believe that ?! He said that was not going to happen, we have good insurance and I was going where he worked witch is a level one hospital. They got me to the hospital, and put me on oxygen, which was not helping. I pulled my IV out. My husband finally came down from the top floor where they had rooms for the family. He told me, even though I did not really get it, they were going to put me on a vent. I was on it for 15 days and was in the hospital for a month and a half. I have since had the gallbladder removed, a given. Also the spleen was the next to go because the pancreas had done so much damage the spleen was close to rupturing. By then I was already a type 1 and was told that I would be dependent for the rest of my life because the pancreas was dead expect for the head. The shots were not working so my Dr. put me on the insulin pump. It was the best decision that we made. It just makes things easier for me.
In January of this year, my Dr. found that the pancreas had come away from the head and the dead part of the pancreas had attached t the back of my stomach. The hits just keep coming lol The removed the dead portion of the pancreas and some of the back of my stomach because they were not able to save it. I have since lost 65 pounds. While I am happy with the weight loss, I hate what has happened to me.
I almost was not here to see my sons. My oldest graduated in 2012 and I cried because I may have missed it. My youngest just got his learner's permit . Again busted out crying.
Sorry for the long post but this is the only way that I can explain. Thanks for listening
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