Scleroderma and gallbladder
Posted 11 August 2008 - 05:59 AM
I started really having severe pains over a year ago, but I would see one Dr. and so on no one could pin point my pain. Went back finally to my family Dr. who ran an ultra sound on the gallbladder. The bile duct was alot bigger than it should be so I had ct scan, MRI and a Hydro scan that only showed that my gallbladder had enlarged to two times the normal size. During this time I also found out that I had a hugh deudenal ulcer, but it had to be healed before the gallbladder could come out.
My surgeon told me today he was very glad that I really pushed to get the gallbladder removed because it would have caused so much more problems and pain. The reason I pushed for it was due to the fact that the gallbladder was messing with everything else in my body.
Thanks for listening
Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:33 AM
Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:54 AM
Posted 12 August 2008 - 03:29 AM
Hi, I am glad you are feeling better and recovering. I have not been dxed with Sclero but I am seeing a rheumatologist for it. Two years ago I did have my gallbladder removed. The doctor first did a ct scan and said it was fine and I had no stones. I went back to him and he finally did a functioning test and it came back that is only working at 5%. Finally they decided to remove it. He said it was full of sludge. I did not have a speedy recovery. I had IBS problems for almost a year after. I still have them but they seem to be much better. I am glad you did not have that problem. I also have fibro and it seems a easy out for doctors to blame everything on the fibro. I know have a great rheumatologist whom is finally listening to me. Hopefully we will get to the bottom of everything soon.
Again, glad you are having a speedy recovery!
Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:05 PM
Your doctor did a thorough job by running more than one test where he found your gallbladder was twice the normal size. Thank goodness he didn't ignore it and write it off.
Please keep us posted on your recuperation. I hope you're feeling better soon!
I'm Still Standing...
Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:27 AM
I am so happy to have it finally out it was really a hard year. When the Dr told me that mine had doubled in size but was still working from the tests view I knew it had to be something. So glad I did keep going to appts for the pain it was causing me, because if I did'nt I would still be in pain and it truly messed with my whole body so it would have kept getting worse.
Ozzy your right about firbo it is an easy out for Dr's sometimes. When I seen the ortho that day and he told me it was just fibro when I got in my car I just cried due to being in so much pain.
Thanks for all the well wishes, slowly I'm starting to getting better and finally can eat again.
Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:23 AM
Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:08 AM
Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:32 AM
I was able to come home the same day as my sugery, I was very groogy for the rest of the evening so my hubby had to help me get back and forth from the restroom.
For me at home after it, we had crackers, broth, jello and pudding and sprite oh and sherbert.Make sure that she really keeps up her fluid intake that is so important. Then for me it was hard to find a postion to lay in, so I ended up on the couch at first but then realized my recliner was best for me with alot of pillows.
The one other thing that Jeff and boys made sure of was that the dogs did'nt jump up on me even my little one and when they would just jump up to the couch and not on me it hurt also.
Hope this helps and if you have more questions let know and if I know I'll try to help you out.