>Poor DH……

>he has been sick this week, VERY sick. He has had a problem for the past two years after eating rich food or bread. I’ve been dieting for 15 months & this has really helped him.

He started throwing up on Monday after we had eaten with friends on Sunday afternoon. Then he seemed to recover & ate out again on Tuesday night only to start throwing up again on Wednesday.(I want to point out at this stage that it wasn’t the cooking or food to blame as both friends are brilliant cooks). For the past two years DH has struggled with vomiting episodes after eating bread or rich food but this time it was really bad & far worse than anything he’s ever had before.

I took him to the Doctors where he promptly collapsed onto the floor still vomiting into a bowl. The ambulance staff put him on oxygen before moving him swiftly to the local hospital.

We spent about 6 hours in A&E as the doctors tried to find out what was wrong. At one point they thought he’d perforated his stomach (I got REALLY scared at this) but the x-rays were fine. In fact everything was fine which was annoying as they couldn’t tell us why he was sick. He was admitted on to the ward still in agony & spent 3 nights not sleeping as he listened to other throwing up etc etc etc ……

Eventually after an endoscopy revealed that his stomach was healthy the doctors concluded on Friday that he was suffering from Gallstones but we didn’t find out until he was discharged last night.

He’s now home & I’m so pleased to have him back. However the pain is still around but not to the same extent as previously. So I’m serving up VERY low fat meals & am prescribing lots of rest with short walks to get him moving again whilst we wait for an appointment with a specialist consultant.

This has come at the end of a very bad year. I’m afraid that I haven’t written any Christmas cards & to be honest I’m not going to bother this year. I’ve just got too much on. More is to come tomorrow & then we’ve still got 9 days left in the year so I’m sure we’ll have some other ‘joy’ to contend with soon ……