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I had my gallbladder removed on Monday morning and went home at 5.30pm
I've had surgery before for a different issue, which had a big 6 inch scar! Some of the side affects this time were the same and are probably down to the general anaesthetic or something.
For me they are not feeling the urge to go to the loo! After surgery I had to drink a lot and really force it before they let me out! That feeling does come back for anyone who is worried, just takes awhile.
I slept for about 24 hours, with odd times of waking. This then reduces as the days go on. I am unsure if on day 3 it is out of boredom or not...
Specific for this surgery is the gas discomfort, and it can feel hard to get your breath at times. I think the bloating has also reduced my appetite.
I ate some pizza tonight, not take out just shop one, and have been fine (so far).
i haven't taken pain killers since I left hospital, I have more discomfort than constant pain, and painkillers can make me feel sick and constipated.
If you are coming up for your surgery try not to panic, get a load of comfy clothes ready and lots of pillows to change your position. I can lay on my side fine and find that a pillow against my tummy eases pain there.
I saw lots of scary stories and got quite anxious about having mine out, but everyone is different and everyone reacts to a general anaesthetic differently.
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