Cholelithiasis NOS

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20 years ago i had pain and was told it's gall stones but with a diet change and some weight loss it stopped. 20 years later had some problems with acid reflux and after almost 2 years my doctor now thinks it's Cholelithiasis NOS ? and said do i want my gallbladder removed i said well at the moment i am manging it ok and he thinks i was right to wait.

But did say any problems he will get me in to have it removed.

What i would like to know is do you think i have done the right thing ?

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    John I know exactly where you are coming from I am the same always goes wrong terrified of hospital dentist blood test. I cried all the night before my op, on the journey to hospital and down to theatre. Even with all the reassurance I was given , I had never had surgery before and I was convinced I'd die or wake up during it (I didnt) :-) . I was amazed to wake up in recovery and here I am now. You can't live with this for the rest of your life and they won't go away. Accept that you're frightened tell everyone who deals with you , I'm sure you'll be glad you did it. As someone else posted it can be nasty if left to get to an emergency situation. Plus if its in the state you've been told it must be effecting your liver too I would of thought.

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      Thanks yes i am terrified of hospital / docotrs / and dentists that's why i hardly have any teeth and pull my own out sad But i did go back to the doctors tonight and seen a new one who said she would go if it was her, so i said send me then to see what they say.

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    Good grief if you can pull your own teeth out you're a brave man ! I just have a lovely dentist who understands the urge to erupt off the chair!!:-)I know what you mean its allowing someone else to do it thats the problem for us and giving them control. Well done for taking the doctors advice . I Think thats a good idea one step at a time you will have time to adjust your thoughts to each stage before the next appointment.

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      Just got to wait doubt i will hear anything until after xmas. Pulling your teeth out is not that bad to be honest.

      When my gallstones first started 20 years ago and had bad pain i still worked witht the pain lol

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    Pulling your own teeth sounds like a horror movie!! If you are in the uk it will definitely be in the new year. Work will be difficult if you have surgery but the bigger picture hopefully some of your other conditions will improve too. It amazed me as to how many things were effected by an iffy gallbladder. Its amazing you worked through the pain I was passing out and in a right mess on a few occasions before op.
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      Horror movie lol i have my own business and work everyday of the week even xmas day if i get a support request. And i work from home on computers so should be ok hopefully.
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    This morning the surgeon called me said he got the letter from the doctor and because it might be 3 months until i am seen wanted to get things started.

    Asked a few questions does not think it's a stone stuck but asked if i get claustrofobia i said yes he said i was going to get you to have an MRI but because of your claustrofobia will get a CT Scan done and some bloods, he did say i can't understand why your doctor as not done all htese blood tests so will ask.

    So now i am wondering what can cause my bile duct to be 11mm i know cancer can but what eles.

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