Been a while since I’ve had a bit of personal news, and there’s plenty of that, so due to limited time, I’ll restrict myself to news of our health.
As I mentioned a while back, I’d developed a spasm in my neck, and being put on an exercise regimen. I visited the physio a number of times, and nothing seemed to really be helping. Then I had dry-needle therapy, and it was torture. Mostly it was ok, but it was with a different physio at the practice, and she managed to hurt all my muscles with the rubdown afterwards. I was told to come back if necessary after that, despite that I had gotten no relief in all the time I was there. So I stopped going. I also stopped doing the exercises. I still have the pain, although it’s receded a bit, and the muscles are still tight/spasming, but at least I’m not paying for it to happen anymore.
In any case, my problems are rather minor compared to the health problem Dalene’s been having the last while. In a quest to find a solution for a painful, bloated, stomach which started mid-March, she has been on a number of medications and has been referred to a specialist, whom she has seen repeatedly. A ultrasound scan, gastroscopy and colonoscopy later, they still don’t know what’s causing it, but have discovered she has a minor hiatus hernia, and a polyp on her gall bladder. Apparently, the polyp indicates an infection of the gall bladder which may be the reason for some of her symptoms, but apparently it does not explain everything. Based on this, the idea was to remove her gall bladder, but to make sure, the specialist has prescribed even more medication which has not been effective. Two options have been tried, each for a month, while the pain has not relented.
We have received many suggestions that it may be diet-related, and we have investigated that, but it does not seem to be the case.
Dalene visited the specialist again today. Next up, a computed tomography (CT) scan, tomorrow. Apparently that’s the last step before a final decision on gall bladder removal is made.