How many of you really know what a gallbladder does? I know that I had no idea what it did in my body or why I needed it. Turns out that this organ can be very beneficial but if you do not take proper care of it, you can wind up in a whirl of pain. This article will take a look at the function of the gallbladder and what can happen to you if you do not take proper care of it. Once you know the facts you will be able to take care of the organ and your body. Like I said, I had forgotten that I had a gallbladder. The only reason that I was reminded was a resurgence of pain in my stomach and right side that stopped me dead in my tracks multiple times throughout a week. I’m usually very reluctant to go to the doctor, but I told myself that if I had the pain one more time that I would go see a doctor. Well of course for me that time came after business hours. I did not want to go to the emergency room because I thought it would be a waste of time. Well, let me save you time and trouble. If you are having problems in your stomach then the ER is the only place that you can go. With my health insurance I was able to pay my co pay and was set up in a series of tests in no time.
After some time it was discovered that all the pain that I had been in lately had been become of gallstones in my gallbladder and the only way to get rid of them was to operate. Acute cholecystitis is the actual term for what I had and it was a sudden inflammation of my gallbladder. That’s right, not only did I have stones in the organ, I was also inflamed. Before I knew it my surgery was scheduled and I was officially admitted into the hospital. Going into the surgery, I wasn’t nervous. Then it hit me, that I would be cut open and an organ would be removed. I have probably seen way too many doctor shows because I was freaked out about my routine surgery. Needless to say that everything went well during my cholecystectomy. The doctors went with the laparoscopic method instead of doing the open stomach way. With my first surgery in more than 20 years out of the way I am more of an advocate to getting to the doctor sooner. When you go to the doctor you are able to spot these issues sooner and you save yourself a lot of trouble and pain.
If you are worried about the cost of health care then it is important to find health insurance. You can find cheap quotes and get the coverage that you need without paying a lot of money. It may not be the best thing to pay every month for coverage but at least you can protect yourself when an emergency arises. Protect yourself now and you will save yourself later.