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#1 debonair susie

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:23 PM

I went in as an outpatient for gall bladder surgery, yesterday and it went well.

Hubby was quite nervous and he couldn't believe that I wasn't, but I told him that I had enough pain with it I was glad to be getting it removed!

The carbon dioxide that they used to inflate my stomach is going to be my biggest problem, causing my shoulders to ache A LOT, which I'm not at all fussy about.

However, it's a small price to pay if I never have another gall bladder attack.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:41 PM

Hi Susie

Congratulations on having it over with! I have no doubt that you will feel better for it soon as well since you won't have any more attacks (my sister had that surgery done many years ago). Let's hope for the carbon dioxide to disperse quickly. Get well soon! :flowers:
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:07 AM

Dearest Susie, (my favourite twin)

I've thought about you constantly throughout Monday and I'm so pleased to hear that your surgery was successful. I do so hope that you'll have no more problems and that the discomfort from the carbon dioxide will soon disperse.

May you recover very quickly and be able to enjoy Thanksgiving with your family without the pain from your gall bladder interrupting your celebrations!

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#4 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:50 AM

Hi Susie,

Major congrats to you for joining the ISN Gallbladder-Less Club (ISN-GLC for short! I think it is the dandiest of surgeries, as it is so much less painful than the gallbladder attacks, isn't it? Hang in there, the shoulder pain will work itself out in a few days and you'll be good as new. Or as good as new can be, with scleroderma.

Here's some celebrating that you made it through fine, and some warm hugs while you recover.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:07 PM

Hi Susie

Glad the operation went well. My hubby had it done a few years ago & he's never looked back. It only took him about 3 weeks to recover.

Take it easy,

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:34 PM

My Dearest Sweet Susie:

After talking to you on chat last night and having my daughter come home from college, what more could I ask for! ;) :happy-day:


What a relief!!!! As each day goes by, hoping you'll feel better. Have a nice get together with your loved ones throughout the holidays. :happy1-by-lisa-volz:

Take "special" care & warm hugs


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#7 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:50 PM

Hello Susie

Hooray! I am so glad the surgery went well and means the end of one source of pain at least! :happy-day:

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:52 PM

Hi Susie - Had my gallbladder out as well. Hope you never have issues again!

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:57 PM

Hi Susie
I had my gallbladder out 2 weeks ago and it has taken the 2 weeks for the pain from the gas to go. It gradually improved daily but today is the first day I have felt totally painfree. Think I shall start driving again tomorrow. Hope you recover quickly
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#10 debonair susie

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:22 PM

Wow!!! How very fortunate I am to have all of respond so quickly to my post...Thank You so much :emoticons-group-hug:

Thank youSnowbird! Yes, the Carbon dioxide dissipated on Wednesday and trust me when I say this: I DO NOT miss IT! lol
Without that, I feel I'm doing very well and feel HEAPS better!!! (I'm really sorry your sister had to go through a tougher recoup than I; with only 4 holes in my belly, I only wish this "newer" surgery had ALWAYS been available to all who suffered with gall bladder issues).

Thank You, my Dear Twin, Jo! Yes, I feel I'm on a great mend now :)

Many Thanks, Shelley! I'm so Happy to be a (new) member of the gall-bladder-less Club, for SURE! Thank you for the Warm Hugs, they are much appreciated.

Hi Buttons! I'm SO glad your hubby had great success with his surgery as well! I'm glad his recouperation time went so well too!

Oh, thank you SO much, Annie! Enjoy your time with Kendel and I sure hope your shopping day goes well for the two of you!

Thanks a bunch, Amanda! I sure do appreciate that! Whew!

Hi barefut! Thank You! I'd say I'm in the clear, according to what most folks have been reporting to me! Happy that is behind you as well!

Oh Helen, I am SO sorry to read that the gas pain was so slow at leaving, but I AM relieved that you feel as well as you do now! According to your post, you were planning on the drivng mode once more; I hope you're having a good day and thank you for your post!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! :emoticon-hug:
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 04:14 PM

Susie, I hope you are feeling much better now that your surgery is done. New methods of surgery amaze me. Mine was removed 30 years ago and I spent a week in the hospital recovering. Things are improving in the medical field making life and recovery much easier.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 04:47 PM

Hi Susie, so glad to hear you've recovered from the surgery and the after effects so quickly! I'm another member of the gallbladder-less club, welcome! After I had mine out, I wondered why in the world I waited so long to have the surgery, soooo much better than those nasty GB attacks!

Take it easy for the weekend, and hope you'll be as good as new very soon!

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:53 PM

Oh Sheryl, I'm sorry to read you had to be hospitalized after your surgery; just hope you feel it was all worth it!

Hi red! So nice to "hear" from you! Happy to read that we're "Twins" too, with regard to our GB history! (Hope
you have a chance to join us in Chat, one of these Fridays...I've missed chatting with you and "hearing" about
your grandbaby bundle of joy)!

Hope you are well, Sheryl and that you are also, red!
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:34 AM

Susie,
I am glad your surgery went well and that you are feeling better.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:32 AM

Thank You so much, miocean; I wish the same for You as soon as is possible :spoon: :spoon:
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:23 PM

Susie

So happy you had your gallbladder out. One less thing to worry about! Hope you are recovering quickly!! HUGS and LOVE!

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:43 AM

Thanks, susieq! I feel I've been doing well (at least until I turned in for the night, attempting to get comfortable). I felt a "shift" in the area of my surgery, which made it virtually impossible to find a position, free of pain, except in the sitting position, leaning over. However, by 3am, an hour after Eddy and I awoke, I was able to walk without a lateral tilt, which I was relieved about; I really wasn't looking forward to a day of ant-counting, especially since this is a day in which much will be going on and I can't lolly-gag!

Well, I'm off to the showers so I can get my day started!
Hugs and Love back to you!
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:38 PM

Hi Susie,

Isn't it delightful to wake up to a wonderful, fresh new day without a gallbladder attack to worry about, or a surgery to "look forward" to? I've never missed mine for a single second. It made itself such a pain before we parted ways, that I was happy to see it go tally-ho. And they do have delightful ways of doing day surgery now. About the only way they could improve the procedure is to use silk robes and deliver an armful of fresh, Godiva-chocolate flowers post-op.

Nonetheless, it's still an ordeal and I'm glad you made it through in one piece without any major complications. I hope your recovery continues to go very well.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:39 PM

Susie, sorry I'm just now reading this! WOW! You've had some excitement in the past few weeks! I'm so glad that the surgery went well and that your quality of life has improved since. Did you feel off balance once your tilt was gone? :) Hope things continue to improve! Lots of hugs Darlin!
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