Self-diagnosing symptoms on google can be helpful, but I bet the practice leads to a lot of worry over worst-case scenarios. When I started having bizarre symptoms on Monday, the first subject I looked up was appendicitis. Yup, the symptoms described matched mine, and it said they could be fatal – so off I went to hospital.

Little did I know that gall bladders can freak out big time. And if it weren’t for Steve telling us about his gall bladder disaster, I might have been inclined to talk the doctor out of doing surgery now that the symptoms have largely subsided.

My gall bladder is not normal, the docs are saying. And they suspect it has given me a case of hepatitis.

So thanks to  google, my readers here and the docs, I might live to drink Cupcake wine again, though I suspect I will have to drink very moderately.