4 weeks post op and very uncomfortable

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I had my gallbladder removed 4 wks ago and feeling like I did before it wad removed. Not as much pain but really uncomfortable. Pain in my upper middle stomach around to my back. Feel a burning hungry feeling then eat to make it feel better then I feel sick because I ate. Nothing sounds good to eat. Fruit and vegetables make my stomach hurt to think about it even though I love them. Everything either makes me feel bad or hurts my stomach to eat. Not losing weight though. I'm sure from not feeling like I can do anything and because even though it makes me sick I eat due to my stomach aching like I need to eat. Trying to be patient but I'm really hoping this isn't how things are going to be now.

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    I'm sorry to hear that temi. Hopefully your body is still adjusting and it will work itself out. I too worry about having surgery and if it will really help me or not. I'm three days Post op and really scared to eat much. I still have bloating and gas pains and have loose stools today. I hear a lot people bounce back pretty fast but I don't think I'll be one of them. My stomach does feel weird and I do have burning pain in my back. I'm hoping it's just trapped gas.

    Keep me posted on your recovery.

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    Did you have stones temi?
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      Hi Rachel. I did have stones yes. Think positive. It's only been three days. I was really sore for about 4 days and then like overnight the pain from surgery disappeared . I am trying to think positive and be patient but it's hard not to be disappointed. The reason I put off having my gallbladder out was because I was worried that I would still have the same problems after it was out. Now I'm trying to decide if I should wait it out a couple more weeks or see a dr.

      Best wishes Rachel. Rest up. You'll probably feel pretty tired for another week or so. Don't try to do too much too early. Thanks for your response. Let us know how you're doing!

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    Most people have few problems and resume their lives with little disruption. The rest of us are at the mercy of time.

    It's probably going to take a while for your body to adjust. Be sure to eat and drink. I didn't and it got me in trouble.

    Good luck.

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      I was so nausated and felt so bad (like I had the flu). Food of any sort was so unappealing. Over time I just got weaker and weaker. Finally I got so I couldn't even stand up in the shower and had to get a stool. I could hardly write my name. I stayed in the bed month after month and didn't get enough liquid either. Finally I was put in the hospital with dehydration. There I was put on an appetite enhancer which helped. Very slowly I began to eat. That was about 10 months ago.

      Not eating or drinking enough to stay hydrated (8 glasses of water a day) made everything worse. When you felt as bad as I did, you can't think. I knew better, but wasn't able to help myself.

      My diagnosis is bile, atypical reflux and gastritis.

      You are early in this. It takes time to heal- just don't make the mistakes I did.

      Take care....

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      Hi Nancy. I'm trying to drink more water. I've always had a hard time drinking enough fluid. It's a good day if I remember to drink 16 oz a day. I do drink coffee thoughsad but I do know that I need more water.

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    Hi temi, it does take time and don't forget you've had major surgery. Removing an organ your body take a while to adjust and even when the incisions on the outside have healed there's alot more healing that needs to go on in the inside. 

    With food just do what you did before eat little and often and stick to plain food. It really is early days and I know its frustrating but you need to give it time and yes be patient. Your body needs to do alot of healing and adjusting.

    Keep me updated. Take care xx

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