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After years of having on and off stomach issues things finally very rapidly took a turn for the worse when I decided to up and move to a Greek island with my fiancee. (We have only been here for 6 months) I noticed along with a bunch of other health things that after eating fatty foods I had non stop diarrhea, bloating, nausea, chest and abdominal pain, numbness and burning in my limbs, fevers, vomitting, and pretty much the lot of the kinds of things. It took the doctors about 4 months to finally realize I had many and large gallstones in my GB. The amount of time, effort, anxiety, depression, and general cruminess I had to go through while waiting was what I thought was the worst of it. But I was very very wrong. I was told recovering would be easy but take a few weeks for things to be fully healed and that most people feel at least a bit better after a few days after their GB has been removed. In my personal experience this has been very very untrue. My first two nights were okay and I figured things were going well until I started to get nauaeated to the point of barely even being able to drink, this lasted two days before I put my foot down and called the surgeon who had taken my gb out. Even examined my wounds, pressed, even though it hurt and told me that nothing felt off. Yet I've been having all this pain, nausea, limb pain, dizziness, etc. Something still felt amiss so I called him up last night and he suggested I go to the ER (which I did right away). They did bloodwork and a CT scan without the fluid and found nothing out of the ordinary, and yet all this pain has been happening. So much pain that in the last 3 nights I've gotten about 4 hours tops. They keep giving me pain meds, benzos, and other things that seem to continue to upset my stomach. Another thing that really got to me is that I felt much safer staying the night at the ER last night but both the surgeon and the ER DR said no, there was nothing wrong with me, nothing they could alleviate (then said it was probably because I have gad, depression, as well as some other disorders) which was very untrue. They had me on a good IV drip, gave me some meds for my stomach, and some paracetamol for my unyielding pain. Yet they both told me I needed to go home. Sorry for the long rant...I am just wondering if anyone else has had any similar experiences with surgeons or doctors? I felt betrayed, belittled, and scared our of my mind. My pain is very real, my crying is real, and my suffering is valid. It's all vaild.
Thank you so much for your time,
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