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Offline daisiemaetulip

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gall bladder
« on: October 06, 2009, 09:40:37 PM »
anyone had their gall bladder out? I'm going in tomorrow to have mine removed and wondered if anyone had any tips tricks or words of wisdom for me?  :o



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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 10:00:16 PM »
My wife had it done a few years back. It was an emergency removal, as she was diagnosed and scheduled for surgery within 24 hours (that was a long night). The first sign was a quite severe and sharp back pain.

Just lie back and enjoy!?  :-\

It's usually done with keyhole surgery, so you'll have a couple of scars around your belly, and it's not nearly as invasive as a full op. It seemed a very standard procedure, but she was in hospital for ~3 days.

On return from hospital, make sure you have someone to cook, clean and generally pamper you (ClactonDave, are you listening? :D).

Best of luck (but you shouldn't need it), and enjoy the morphine!

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 10:35:10 PM »
Hi

I had mine done many years ago and its great no trouble eating what I like now.

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 11:06:28 PM »
Good luck DMT hope all goes well and you back on your feet soon :tup:
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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2009, 12:25:25 AM »
anyone had their gall bladder out? I'm going in tomorrow to have mine removed and wondered if anyone had any tips tricks or words of wisdom for me?  :o
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Too late now but you should have had a x.m.a.s. dinner today just in case
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2009, 06:21:17 AM »
  Just enjoy the attention. :tup:
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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2009, 07:20:47 AM »
My DIL had it done as an emergency on her honeymoon. She couldn't eat spicy foods for a few month afterwards without severe indigestion but now she is fine and can eat anything. As the others said keyhole surgery and she flew home 3 days later with surgeons permission. Good luck I hope everything goes well for you.

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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2009, 07:44:17 AM »
Just milk the convalescent period for all its worth :tup:

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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2009, 04:40:40 PM »
You'll be fine Sandra, just a cuople of small cuts now. When I had mine nearly 30 years ago it was quite a big op (scar about 8" down the right side of my torso) and in hospital for 3 weeks. Get Dave to do all the ironing,hoovering, making the bed etc, that should be good for a laugh whilst you are incapcitated :)

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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2009, 04:46:39 PM »
Ooo let me know how this goes.  There's a chance my dad will need this soon.
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2009, 06:31:26 PM »
Get Dave to do all the ironing,hoovering, making the bed etc, that should be good for a laugh whilst you are incapcitated :)
I always remember when my wife had her's removed, that was the wekk I learned when the boiled potatoes were cooked! :-[

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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2009, 08:11:19 PM »
No advice from me, but best wishes.  :tup: I may be going to have a similar op (to remove stones rather than the gall bladder itself) so particularly interested to hear how it goes.

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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2009, 08:16:57 PM »
No advice from me, but best wishes.  :tup: I may be going to have a similar op to remove stones

Do they still operate on stones or do they use sound like they do on kidney stones?
Had kidney stones a few years ago and they destroyed them with sound waves in fortnightly intervals - i was even able to watch it in process on a monitor.
If only all medicine was like that.

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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2009, 08:18:44 PM »
No advice from me, but best wishes.  :tup: I may be going to have a similar op (to remove stones rather than the gall bladder itself) so particularly interested to hear how it goes.

To remove stones they use ultrasound to break them up. It better than a Pneumatic drill!  :2funny:

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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2009, 08:23:44 PM »
He said it would be keyhole surgery, not ultrasound. Anyway, the alternative diagnoses were much worse so I am not too troubled (yet).

 

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