Doc wants to remove my gall blader?

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Is this going to help me or will I be worse off without it?  I am petrified about the surgery.

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    I hope it will help you - I believe it does help most of us - I know it helped me. About the fear - I was all but shaking with fear as I went into the hospital - I was absolutely scared into silence. However, other than a bit of a sore throat, and of course the 4 tiny wounds, I woke up feeling better than I had in months. It was a bit sore after, but within 2 days I was more or less OK and best of all, PAIN FREE! Good luck and try not to worry - just think about how much better you will feel.
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      Thank you. One thing about me is there is not alot of pain. Just indigestion alot and bringing up bile somtimes but not that often. They want to remove it becauce of many little stones.
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    I was too. I cried when they came to take me down to be operated on. 

    But it was the best thing health wise ever. 

    I had always thought I had a nervous stomach easily bilious  constant heartburn ,bouts of sickness and pain. For 15 years I had annual attacks of colic vomiting agony  climbing the walls in pain. Undiagnosed . I was told I had eaten something ...

    after surgery I had no pain I felt better as if something rotten had been removed. My energy came back . I can eat and no heart burn no nausea no agony in my right rib. It wasn't nerves I had a gall bladder full of rotten gallstones. 

    I cried for joy 2 weeks after my operation . And sadness that I had suffered for so long. 

    The operation is very safe . Yes on this forum you will read the worse case scenarios . But the majority work. 

    I have put on over a stone in 3 months after my op. Cos I can eat .. And feel good. Now on a diet ..

    the keyhole surgery is amazing the one tip don't sweep floors or Hoover for 3 or 4 weeks after operation. You feel so good you forget your muscles have been cut and boy do you ache if you over do it. 

    Try not to think the worst ... 

    I did and I got so worked up over nothing ... 

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    If you already have stones you already have a sick gall bladder system and it would be unlikely for you to eat so little fat for the rest of your life that you would not make the gall bladder spasm.  Also emotional upsets, food allergies and some other things like quinine in tonic water can cause gall bladder spasms.  I think you will feel better.  Also, though the doctor did not think I needed digestive enzymes, I bought vegetarian digestive enzymes to compensate for the lack of bile during digestion of meals.  All the painful episodes I have had since my surgery two months ago were from not eating at a regular time then eating too fast when I was very hungry.  I bet you will be amazed in about three days after your surgery, to discover how much better you feel!  Best wishes to you!!!
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    After reading responses on this site my feeling we're shattered regarding my coming op, but then some very good responses came up. Basically felt damed if I do or not. Due to having had mastectomy and tram flap 4 years ago told surgery more difficult. But I think it is worth the risk as surely cannot be any worse. Sometimes we end up wit no choice due to the pain and discomfort we get.
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    If they diagnosed gb disease with me. I wouldn't hesitate to take mine out. I would take the gamble, nothing is worse than the pain these issues give you. Good luck with whatever you decide. 
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