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08-07-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Gallbladder surgery on 14th Aug

I am booked in for my next surgery on 14th August. At the moment I am starting to feel like an experiment in how much you can cut out of a person and still function normally, with my terminal ileum, appendix, cecum, cecal valve, ascending colon and a couple of chunks of my sigmoid colon going last year. At the moment, the plan is to do it as a laparoscopic procedure, but given my surgical (resection by laparotomy) and illness history I may end up being opened up. Fingers crossed for the 'scope as it is a day case and I am not in the mood for a week in bed on morphine!
08-09-2013, 02:42 PM   #2
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Hello, lots of luck for your op next week! Hope it all goes well and you can go home the same day, Jane
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08-09-2013, 02:54 PM   #3
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Hi there, JMC
You certainly have been having a tough time of it! So sorry. I wish you well again soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Best wishes.
08-09-2013, 03:47 PM   #4
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I had my gallbladder removed 10 years ago. The surgeon attempted to do it laparoscopically, but due to a belly full of scar tissue, it was converted to an open procedure. I was only kept in the hospital overnight and sent home with hydrocodone. Took a week off and then was back to normal activity other than restricted lifting. Even as an open procedure, it was definitely the easiest operation I've experienced.
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08-09-2013, 04:31 PM   #5
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Good luck with your surgery JMC.
I had mine removed last year.
Like Toothy - I was also surprised at the rapid recovery time.
Hope yours goes quickly and you feel better soon.
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08-10-2013, 10:01 AM   #6
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Thank-you so much for the positive stories about quick recovery, made me feel a lot better about next week!
08-12-2013, 08:11 PM   #7
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I had my gallbladder out at age 20! Morphine doesn't work well for me! I ask for the good stuff, dilauded! I'm lucky they did it lapro style! Good luck!
08-14-2013, 09:00 AM   #8
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At the hospital now so just sitting and waiting. I am expecting to go down to theatre at about 5pm so not long now.
08-14-2013, 09:26 AM   #9
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Good luck, JMC!!
08-15-2013, 03:15 AM   #10
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The surgery was done with a laparoscope and I feel really good today so should be going home later!
08-15-2013, 06:29 AM   #11
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wooHOO!! Congratulations!
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