I called Mom last night and told her she needed to go to the emergency room. I received this e-mail from her this morning:
Thanks for calling last night - -We just got back from the emergency room. We were there 8 hours: 6-2, had an ultrasound and blood work.
I have been diagnosed as having biliary colic - - in other words, gallbladder disease. The doctor recommended having it removed sooner rather than later and if possible by the weekend. Only liquids until I do.
Dad was with me all the time and we are going to crash now.
She called later in the morning and related her ordeal. She is going to call her doctor as soon as the office opens to see about getting scheduled for surgery. Will post an update as needed.
UPDATE: She can't even get in to see the surgeon until Wednesday! I guess if it's only debilitating pain, one has to wait one's turn. *sheesh*
[I wish I wasn't going to London tomorrow.]
We received Mary and Mark's wedding announcement today - cute! The wedding will be at the Historic First Lutheran Church in Pasadena.
In keeping with family tradition, I am researching the "native costumes" of Pasadena that the menfolk will be wearing:
Early residents of the South Pasadena area included the Gabrielino Indians whose territory extended from present-day El Toro to the San Gabriel Mountains. Known villages included Sonanga in the San Marino area and Aleupkinga in present-day Arcadia. At the time of the arrival of Gaspar de Portola in 1769, the Gabrielino population was estimated to be approximately 5,000. (Source)
The women wore a two-piece soft buckskin skirt with the edges cut into fringes and ornamented with shell beads. A cape was made by folding an oblong piece of animal fur diaginally, and tying the opposite corners together. It was worn covering one arm and shoulder.
The men usually didn't need clothing. In cold weather people wore a large cloak made of rabbit, fox or sea otter. The chiefs wore a long cloak reaching to their ankles.(Source)
Hmmm, on second thought, perhaps we should stick with the OTHER native costume of Pasadena: