5 weeks post o.p

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I'm 5 weeks post o.p from having my gallbladder out. No stones. Still no appetite and intermittent nausea. M D ordered blood work and ultrasound only because I think he's tired of hearing me complain. Yesterday I experienced pain which was a new symptom. Has anyone else experienced these things ?

Btw this site is so helpful. I don't feel alone with my issues.

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    Hi June I got my op 8th January this year I'm still the same walking after 10minsor standing too long makes me feel so sick at the weekend I had the pain of what felt like barb wire in my stomach go says it's just my internal stitches healing I still suffer from pain my back and stomach GP says 8 weeks I should be a lot better am still off work as no chance I could do a 5hr shifton my feet with lifting up stuff doc says I should be back at work in the next 4 weeks but only on light duties.

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    Hi June, I had my gallbladder removed just over 3 months ago

    and I'm still having problems. Stomach pain after eating , bloating , nausea

    sometimes diarhea. I don't think doctors understand how badly this affects people.

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      I agree. I think they minimize this surgery sending you home in 2 hours. How is your appetite? I am still eating very bland and small portions.taking the zifran for nausea. Had to leave work early yesterday it was so bad.. it's so re assuring to know this is happening to others . I hope you continue to heal and feel better soon.

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    Takes months to feel better. Need to remember you’ve had a major op and had an organ removed. I still take anti sickness tablets and painkillers. At 5 weeks I still had a wound infection. I went back to work 8 weeks post-op after using up some annual leave as well. Honestly think in the next month or so you’ll start to feel a lot better 😘 xx

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      So , how I am feeling can be a normal part of the healing process? I recognize this was major surgery. I wish the medical community would share the same feelings. Thanks for your words of encouragement.
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      Yep it takes a good while for all the internal stitches to heal and stomach muscles to knit back together from having the surgical instruments pushed through them. People think because it’s laparoscopic that it’s a simple op. My GP said she had someone go back to work after 2 weeks but they had a desk job and obviously no complications either. Unfortunately I’m on my feet for 12.5 hours at work so wouldn’t be able just to sit down at a desk. Just take your time xx
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    Yes it took me weeks to get my appetite back. I do get some mild pain in lower right rib area and I had my surgery last spring. Luckily I’ve not had much nausea or diarrhoea issues as many seem to have. I found that eating smaller meals helped and I still avoid anything highly spiced or very fatty. You’re certainly not on your own in this. 
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      Haven't really had an appetite since Nov when I began to have all the tests to see what was wrong.i do eat smaller meals throughout the day so it sounds like I am on the right track to healing.reassurring to know I'm not alone!

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    Hi~~I operated 2 months ago with cholecystitis, no gallstones like you!

    I also felt nausea and pain in my stomach for 7 weeks. After 7 weeks, I felt a little bit better. It hardly hurts now. As long as I don't overeat, it's okay. Let's cheer up together. I hope you get well soon.

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      Thanks for the feedback. I'm looking forward to the day when I have no nausea and am hungry!!!. Hope you continue to heal as well.

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