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Hi lovely fellow gallbladder buddies
I underwent an emergancy Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy around four months ago;
I had a giant gallstone blocking a bile duct, was in unbelievable pain and went from being put on a waiting list of about 6 months to laying on a hopital bed about to be put under, just one short night after a pain episode.
It wasn't life threatening, but it was life changing...
Never had surgery before and was told I would be "better in one week" that i'd feel "amazing" and "brand new, even better than before!"
So as probably most of you are experiencing- Being someone who hasn't ever hated anoter person, after two months off from work due to post op issues, I was ready to hobble back into the hospital and punch every nurse, doctor and surgeon that had spoken or even smiled at me before.
I had seen SO many doctors and gone back and spoken with the surgeons at my hosptial and have been lead through so many hoops.
My post op problems include:
1. Vomiting/nausia after eating (anything, including salads sometimes)
2. Acid reflux (sharp pains in my chest- Middle and sides)
3. Bloating after every meal to at least one dress size larger.
5. Extremely debilitating dizzyness/ fatigue
6. Headaches behind the eyes
Yesterday I found a new doctor that for the first time confirmed something that I was made to believe I was crazy for thinking---
!!!!THIS IS NORMAL!!!!
This is what he told me-
"Everytime I refer one of my patients to get a Cholecystectomy, I warn them that the following 6 months of their life will be the hardest.. but it DOES get better. You liver slowly learns how to produce and control bile and you begin to be able to slowly bring less bland meals with more healthy fats into your diet. Until then, taking digestive enzimes and getting plenty of excersise is your best bet"
I hope this gives you all some sort of relief and a bit of hope.
Reguardless of the changes, I'm still glad to have gotten it removed.
I just wish someone had have told me this from the beginning.
<3 >3 >
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