Gall Bladder Surgery
Posted 19 September 2007 - 02:42 PM
Posted 19 September 2007 - 05:02 PM
Best wishes~~ Tammy
Posted 20 September 2007 - 01:18 AM
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 03:39 AM
I had my gallbladder out in '95. I had the laproscopic surgery. I was shoveling mud in my yard 2 days after surgery, which was stupid of me, but I felt that good.
I have had some diarhea issues afterward, and some foods really bring it on. But I know some people that don't have any issues after having thier's out. So don't go into this with the stress of thinking all of the bad stuff is going to happen to you. Just like having a baby, every experience is different. You'll have your own story to tell when it's over, and it won't be like any one else's. Good luck and positive thoughts to you.
Warm and Happy to you! Vee
Posted 21 September 2007 - 06:46 AM
I had mine out in May '05. I did have loose stools for about 6 weeks after surgery. Incidentally, my surgeon told me that, that is also a side effect of Prilosec. (?) I have learned it is also a side effect of scleroderma! I did not have my sclero diagnosis at the time of my gallbladder surgery.
The surgery itself really was a piece of cake. I would recommend it if yours is giving you trouble. I had intense burning pain in my upper right back and had a few "attacks" that were unbearable. I also suffered with a lot of nausea - still have nausea but not gallbladder related I'm sure. I had a bunch of gallstones. 3 different doctors told me to not mess around, just have it removed. Glad I did
Posted 21 September 2007 - 05:50 PM