I Think It's FINALLY Time to Say " Good-bye Gall Bladder" Any Advice?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Well I spent Friday eve and Saturday in tremendous pain..second time in three months. I have had this pain for 7 or 8 years,was actually getting ready to schedule the surgery when my knee condition became evident and my focus was on that.After that I was having one episode a year which didn't seem enough to warrent yet more surgery.( after 3 surgeries in 2 years I was just tired of it)

So here's my plan

Call for appt with Gastro doctor( my regular doctor wanted me to do this in Sept..I just didn't get to it) If I can't get in quickly have my reg doctor schedule a sonogram( had one 6-7 years ago..already know Ive got gallstones.)

I guess then go to surgeon and get this scheduled ASAP..Get it done..I'm hesitant to derail my fitness routine..I'm still trying to deal with weight I gained over the holidays..

Now..does anyone who has had it done have words of advice?
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    Remember that it can be similar to an appendix: if you wait too long, you could develop a horrible infection. The recovery time is rather short, considering, and you can begin walking within a few days. Your overall health will improve greatly by having it removed; and the sooner the better! Good luck!!
    3410 days ago
    The sooner you get it done, the sooner you will feel better! I've had lots of belly surgeries 5 to be exact. Make sure you rest per the doc's instructions & watch your food intake. When you are released...hit it hard!

    Good luck with everything!!
    3414 days ago
    Pain probably isn't encouraging your fitness routine either--get it done!
    3414 days ago
    Pain probably isn't encouraging your fitness routine either--get it done!
    3414 days ago
    I had my gallbladder out after years of doctors not knowing why I was in so much pain - what a relief it was. I had it done through the belly button so I could walk fine within a week. I took it a little slower, but at least I was getting some exercise in.

    I highly recommend getting it over with.
    3414 days ago
    I had lived with mine for years. My mom (who'd had it too) always said, you will know when you are ready- and she was right. Sounds like you are as well. I'd had mine out 15 years ago and had waited long enough to see laproscopic. It was a piece of cake and I really could have gone back to work except the incision was right where my bra was so I didn't wear it for several days. They really don't cut through much muscle or anything now days, but follow your doctor's advice on how long before you lift etc. Remember, this is but a bump in the road for your routine, and you don't want to do anything that would mess you up in the long run. We didn't get out of shape over night, a few weeks isn't gonna doom anything. I did as told and had no complications whatsoever. I still can vividly remember the last painful attack--twice in one night where I was literally on the bathroom floor thinking I could die and then wishing I would...I knew I could never risk having to go through that again! That night was like my worst attack before times ten--and like my mom said, I begged to get it out after that!

    Good luck. But seriously, do what they say about exercise afterwards--short cuts on anything are often taking a stupid chance and with health you don't want to have to pay for it later. Remember, spark consists of far more than just exercise. I had no trouble walking or anything. Any operation is an assault to the body and should be respected--cut it some slack.
    3414 days ago
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