Amazing😀

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To all the new people .. it's not all doom... I went for my opp . In and out within 2 days .no sickness or the runs or headache or bloating.. Just normal post op tiredness were I had to rest.. I can eat exactly the same as I did before . Cutting out takeaways and fatty foods. Common sense really 🙄some of the story's you read on here could scare you s**tless! But there should be more positive story's like mine .. it's the best thing I ever did and I'm glad I had the opp.. thumbs up to the nhs xx

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    That’s great news, Louise! Mine has been a positive success story too. It’s not all scary!
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    Hi Louise and Lynn.  That is great to hear!  How long did your gallbladder bother you before op?
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      I had painful symptoms for years and years and only found out the problem was gallstones in early April this year. I had surgery on 14th July. It has honestly been amazing. I have no pain, no painful bloating, and I can eat pretty much anything!
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      Hi Lynne.  Thank you for your reply.  I am 45 and mine all started last year.  I was good for a while and then it started back up a couple of months ago while we were in the process of moving.  I was being more active moving boxes and such, so I wondered if that may have brought it on.  I even ran a low grade fever for a few days.  Of course went to doc, got US and it didn't show anything.  (Last year it did show several gravel stones and sludge). It's been almost 2 months since then.  I had labs done which showed my cholesterol was high.  I decided to cut out meat and as much bad stuff as possible.  Mine has never been excruciating.  Just a steady pain.  Was yours in your back too?  Did you go months with no pain?  And o was feeling fine this morning and decided to take a walk (working on that cholesterol). And now it has started hurting again!  Did you notice exercise or increased activity bothered yours?  Sorry for so many questions.  Doc said I could go for a ctscan, but I don't want to as I've heard it's not much better at showing them.

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      I did have pain that radiated to the back of my right shoulder blade. Sometimes I had attacks that caused excruciating pain, particularly if I had eaten anything too fatty or spicy, like a curry. But to be honest, almost everything I ate caused me to to have extreme bloating that ranges from very painful to just really uncomfortable, with nausea too. I also had acid reflux. I am now 52, and was 51 when I had my operation. I don’t do that much in the way of exercise. I also have osteoarthritis in both knees, which causes a lot of pain, and the gallbladder symptoms meant I felt so ill all the time that it really impeded my life. Since having my gallbladder removed all the horrible symptoms went. I do get some flatulence like you talked about, but but often. And I do go to the loo for a number two more often than before, but it really isn’t a problem. 
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      Thanks Lynne.  I did have the nausea also.  It was mostly when I was running that fever.  I get so tired after just a little exercise.  After I cut meat out a few days ago.  My bowels are moving a better and they are actually brown now.  Lol
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      Hi. It was 4 weeks from start to finish.. looking back I really wasn't so good it's all A bit of a haze.. lots of pain .. feeling tired all the time having no appitite.. you don't realise how ill you were till you feel better😁

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    Pleased you are doing so well and I agree, there should be more positive stories. I am waiting to have my Gallbladder removed and am terrified , not of the operation it’s self but how I wil Be feeling in the days & months & years after the op. Can I ask you if you suffered from gas and flatulence before your op ? I know it an embarrassing question but i need to know if my gas problem is related to my gallbladder problem. I have had 4 excruciating pain attacks in 2016 and admitted to hospital last December with a stone stuck in a ducket , I pass the stone while in hospital but was told I still have a large stone left in my gallbladder and at that point was put on the waiting list to have gallbladder removed. Had an appointment for surgery last May but they wouldn’t do it because I wasn’t well with another problem, that other problem has now been sorted out so just waiting but not getting any pain, just this gas problem.

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      I do have more flatulence which sometimes smells awful.  Which I think may be caused from the fats not digesting well.  I also belch a lot more than usual too.  Does exercise seem to bother yours?
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      Hi 2chr2015, my flatulence smells really bad too .... so pleased I have found some one else with same symptoms. I have spoken to a few friends that have had their gallbladder removed but they didn’t have the flatulent problem, my doctor doesn’t seem to link it with gallbladder problems either!   But when I have put this in to google there are many sites that say flatulence is a gallstone symptom.   I am fine doing exercises and haven’t had pain since last December, I have been on a diet for the past eleven months and managed to lose 6st8lb ( dieted because I was scared to have surgery weighing 20st 4lb) the smelly gas is the only symptom I’ve had for past eleven months but I’m scared to take myself off the waiting list in case I get the pain again and my last scan shows I have a large gallstone.
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      That's good that you were able to lose the weight.  I'm not overweight, but I need to exercise to help get my cholesterol down.  I'll try to walk again tomorrow and see what happens.  Right now I am having pain behind my shoulder blade. Ugh!!

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    louise - good to hear. Can you please let us know what symptoms you had earlier with the gallbladder and if those resolved ? appreciate your reply on this .
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      Hi . My symptoms initially were terrible pain due to stones stuck in bile duck. After pain subsided I had a dull ache under my ribs all the time .. feeling tired and sick. I had big black rings round my eyes, had to take time of work pre op due to feeling shocking.. all the feelings have gone. I have changed my diet completely I have lost a stone in 3 weeks.. Still not 100% but getting better by the day😄

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