Ok, this nasty looking thing was finally removed from MacGyver on Tuesday November 10, 2009, at 3:45 p.m.
The small, shaped eggplant, some say pear-shaped looking thing (for those who did not guess, correctly…on the blog post) was a gallbladder, and here is a sick one!
If you are wondering the why or what’s of a gallbladder, this might help:
The function of the gallbladder is to store bile and concentrate. Bile is a digestive liquid continually secreted by the liver. The bile emulsifies fats and neutralizes acids in partly digested food. A muscular valve in the common bile duct opens, and the bile flows from the gallbladder into the cystic duct, along the common bile duct, and into the duodenum (part of the small intestine).
I will spare you the details. You can thank, Dr. I, for this snap shot, and Judi for scanning it on her new printer.
Here are a few tips if you ever find yourselves visiting or have an adventure at your local hospital.
1. Always listen to your Grandma when she say’s, “Make sure you have clean, weekday… not your Sunday underwear on.”
2. Carry a list of all your medications in your wallet and your health history when going to the E.R. – It would be cool, if you could just hand them a disk! If this happens YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.
3. Ask question. Ask questions. Ask questions and then ask questions.
4. If you end-up staying….some staff members can scrounge an extra blankets, a pillow or even a comfy chair up, if you ask.
5. Pack a goody bag. (Kleenex, word search, a good book, candy)
6. Be ready to wait, wait and wait.