UPDATE: as of 9:35pm tonight...I just spoke to my regular Dr. and he said he's reviewed the films from my CT scan today. It looks like the area of concern, is so small that surgery at this point is not the best course of action. A 3 wk round of antibiotics IS. So, tomorrow I start with medication. No more visits to the hospital are in the cards, unless for some reason things should get worse while on medication.
I visited the ER today. A constant nagging pain on my left side (side that I had all my bariatric surgery stuff on) lead me to the hospital. A few hours, an IV, 3 Dilaudid pain shots, xrays and a CT scan revealed: an abcess under my diaphragm with inflamation and fluid build up (pleural effusion). I was discharged with instructions to go see my regular Dr. tomorrow. So, that's the plan. Possible hospital admission tomorrow to drain fluid. Will know more after tomorrow's "exciting" visit.
Thank you for your prayers. Thanks Amorette for watching Luke. I owe you big time.