They tracked it down to her gall bladder; she was sort of out of it, so I told them to go ahead and take it out (that was their recommendation but they needed permission).
Met with the surgeon and couldn't believe it. At first I thought it was a 14-year-old boy, but turns out it was a very young-looking woman, she couldn't have been 30, name of Amanda McClung. I hope I didn't let my surprise show, but I'm sure she was used to that.
I was used to the old kind of gall bladder operation, where they split you in two like a watermelon from the front around to the back and you were laid up for weeks. But they were in there with a camera and boreprobe, cut it up, got it out, and nowt but a little bitty incision.
When my Mum woke up, she couldn't believe she'd had her gall bladder out. Never hurt, no recovery, never felt a thing. She must have asked me 10 times "Now really, did I REALLY have my gall bladder out" ...
Amazing what they can do these days!