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So after suffering with gallbladder pain for almost 2 years, the tests finally showed an irregularity and it is being pulled out today.

Proves that sometimes symptoms are experienced way before tests confirm them.

Prayers please for me and my healthcare team for a safe surgery!

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    Good luck Joys. Take it easy after and don't do too much too soon, Cynthia (2 weeks post op)

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      Do you recall having nausea in the early days post op? The pains I've had seem to be gone, but nausea occurs regardless of food intake. So eating light here as well. I've read that if you avoid fatty foods during the first 3 months post op, it guarantees that you won't develop the post choley syndrome (diarrhea immediately after eating) thst can last for months.

      Are you glad you went through with the surgery?

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      No nausea  Joys. I did have nausea severely months ago when first had problems though.

      ?Then I had anti nausea pills but I only took them now and then due to side effects. Have you got any of these and do they help at all?

      ?I also had seabands from the chemist that have a bead that puts pressure on your wrist to alleviate nausea. Ginger is supposed to be good too, I make fresh lemon, ginger and honey into a hot drink sometimes.

      ?I am keeping to low fat for now as I don't fancy fatty food any more.

      ?Not sure how I will feel about the op in future, but glad it was done finally after so long, so I can move forward, one way or another.

      ?The gallbladder had many stones and was scarred, so I doubt it did me much good anyway and I understand they do not recover at that stage. More importantly, the docs would not consider any further investigations as they had found no reason other then gb for my troubles and if any symptoms remain, at least now we will know there must be some other reason.

      ?I am, of course, hoping for an improvement. I also had signs of a bacterial imbalance pre-op after h pylori antibiotics and that takes a long time to resolve.

      ?Hope you are doing OK, it is early days for us.

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      You are so right.....it is our early days and we are relearning our new digestive tracts. I doubled up on Nexium and nausea appears to have resolved. I will look into the sea bands and ginger. My symptoms were unrelated to food early on. I was just in horrid pain most of the time regardless of meals. They found a large lesion in my GB and debris, which I think is sludge. Waiting on biopsy results. 3 days post op, no pain meds and the pain is gone! I am almost afraid to say it or put it in writing. I, too, had bacterial imbalance and began a probiotic. It took 3 months but it resolved. Here's to our continued healing and return to wellness. It's cold here in the US, but trying to take a walk today. Best of luck!

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      Good to know the pain is gone for you. A walk is a good way to get the circulation going again.

      ?I know what you mean, we are afraid to speak too soon about it. I'm just saying so far so good!

      ?Thanks  and good luck to you biggrin

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    Great news! Surgeon called and reported all biopsies of GB and liver were normal! Sounds like my gallbladder had adenomyositis , was full of polyps and sludge and there was a stone in the common bile duct. Please take note that this stone did not show on ultrasound, CT scan or an MRI!

    So trust your symptoms and fight like a warrior for answers. I spent 2 years in pain, refusing to have my GB removed without diagnostic proof of anything being wrong. In the end it had to be removed. Since it's removal all pain and other symptoms are GONE!

    PRAYERS for all of us seeking answers....

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