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Author Topic: Gallbladder Removal...Blah  (Read 1957 times)

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Offline NycJoe

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Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« on: March 30, 2011, 02:26:46 PM »
I go in for surgery tomorrow.  I dread it.  I realize laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) is not that serious but every time I have been in the hospital for anything, I either end up with a fever that won't quit or end up staying much longer than anticipated.  Tomorrow my surgery is outpatient supposedly.  The other mistake is reading the horror stories on the net.  I had a much more serious surgery 2 years ago with a kidney tumor removal and I remember I was surprisingly calm about that surgery.  Of course that ended up going from laparoscopic to open and ended up with a fever for 10+ days.  I know I will be fine but surgery sucks.  Thanks for letting me vent. 

Joe

Offline bear60

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 02:42:38 PM »
Hi Joe
Have a positive attitude.  I wish you well.
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Joel
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Offline David_CA

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 04:00:53 PM »
Quit reading the online horror stories; you sound like the posts about the fear of starting meds for the first time!   ;) (I'm kidding, by the way)  Most post only the bad cases, not the good ones.  I've known several people who've had the same surgery, and all have had no problems.  Seriously, good luck with it; I bet you'll be fine!
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Offline thunter34

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 04:11:51 PM »
good luck, Joe.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 04:30:09 PM »
I hope all goes well.

Offline BT65

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 05:20:59 PM »
Having my gallbladder out was the easiest surgery I've been through.  Good luck!
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Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 05:23:43 PM »
Quit reading the online horror stories 

Good advice.  Sending you best wishes during and post op!  Touch base with everybody here when you get back. 

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2011, 06:05:49 PM »
Good luck there Joe. Hopefully you will be in and out!

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Offline DanMo

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2011, 06:07:43 PM »
Hope you have a speedy surgery this time Joe!
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Offline rocket

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2011, 08:09:05 PM »
I had the surgery last September.It was very easy,and I wondered later,why I was so worried beforehand
           My average attack would last 8 hours.I must have had well over 100 hours of agony.I can eat fat again now,without an attack. plus,I lost 25 pounds and love that.

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2011, 12:49:34 AM »
Joe, wishing you the best on a speedy recovery.  I've had many in my family who had to have their's removed--mostly women for some reason. 

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2011, 03:15:12 AM »
Having my gallbladder out was the easiest surgery I've been through.  Good luck!

Seconded, having my gallbladder out was my first surgery and I was out of the hospital in like 4 hours?

Offline Theyer

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2011, 02:37:50 PM »
enjoy  your convalescence / its horrible awaiting medical stuff /
take care
Theyer
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Offline NycJoe

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2011, 10:20:47 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the well wishes.  It went extremly smoothly.  I agree the waiting was worse than the procedure itself.  Of course, valium+vicodin= HEAVEN.  Just have some bloating, abdominal soreness, and some right shoulder pain from the carbon dioxide they pump you full of.  Hopefully be back to myself in a few days.  Now if I could lose a few pounds that would be a bonus!

Joe

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: Gallbladder Removal...Blah
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2011, 02:00:52 AM »
Thanks to everyone for the well wishes.  It went extremly smoothly.  I agree the waiting was worse than the procedure itself.  Of course, valium+vicodin= HEAVEN.  Just have some bloating, abdominal soreness, and some right shoulder pain from the carbon dioxide they pump you full of.  Hopefully be back to myself in a few days.  Now if I could lose a few pounds that would be a bonus!

Joe

I was very short of breath following my surgery because air had gotten trapped under my diaphragm.  It took about 3 or 4 days to go back to normal.

 


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