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On Thursday, i had an ERCP procedure to remove bile duct stones. Accorging to the pre-procedure info. they "sedate" the pateint to rlax them prior to beginning. Unfortunatlely for me, they didn't give me nearly enough "sedation"- they don't seem to have checked if I might need more!- so I was totally aware all the way through, and felt absolutely everything, which was toally horrific! I got back to the ward, wide awake-obviously- and in severe pain and was also being sick. I was later seen by the endoscopist, who told me my pain and sickness were due to pancreatitis and who gave me painkillers, anti-biotics, and no food for a couple of days. The pain is much less now, but I finish the anti-biotics today & am hoping the pancreatitis is gone, so I can start to recover. After this horrorshow, I'm seriously worrying about having my gallbladder taken out, although they've told me it's necessary. How can I be sure I won't feel that being removed, too? And reading the many comments on here, I'm concerned I'll still have multiple symptoms afterwards, anyway, so is it worth it?
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