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Hi everyone, I think when people feel better after their cholesystectomy they no longer check this forum so the posts disproportionately represent people who have had problems. I wanted to post to let anyone who has concerns know that most of us feel better afterwards!
I had my gallbladder out a little over a year ago. I had no stones but a very low HIDA scan. I had been having bad nausea and stomach problems, and some pain, for nearly 2 years, and was finally diagnosed with biliary diskenesia (gallbladder not functioning).
I was terrified of surgery, but I went through with it. I had laproscopic and the whole thing only took a few hours. I had a quick recovery from the surgery, but I didn't feel better right away. I still had nausea and my appetite got worse.
But then, after about 3-4 months, I started noticing that I had more and more good days. By 6 months after I felt okay most of the time, and now after a year I feel completely better! The only change in my diet is that I've had to cut out caffeine.
So if you are worried about surgery, please know that a huge percentage of people feel better or are cured (something like 70-80% of low functioning gallbladder, and 95% of those with stones). For me, it changed my life.
Feel free to ask me any questions!
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