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well it's now 6 days since I had my Gallbladder removed. A little difficult as I also had adhesions so procedure took a little longer than expected. Was a day case, was in hospital for 12 hours before being discharged. First 24 hours the pain was chronic in the shoulder far worse than the op, but it improved and by saturday had completely gone. Taking 400mg Ibuprofen and 500mg paracetamol tabs and they help with the pain. Have the occasional loose bowel but nothing drastic. As for diet hospital advised low fat, no fries, no yogurts, skimmed milk only, small amount of fibre cereal, plenty of fruit etc. Not dissimilar to what others have been advised. Not yet confident to get behind the wheel leaving that till later in week. The four wounds I have are healing nicely but do occasionally turn a bit quickly and pull the one by my tummy button,ouch! Just have to be carefull sitting down and getting up, and not lifting.
Otherwise at the moment touch wood all seems ok. Took me a couple of days to realise that although keyhole, it is still major surgery, thought I'd be back at work today, but that's a no no...idiot!!! Told recovery could be over 4 weeks, and told not to rush it. Could be ready for work two weeks after op, provided I was on light duties, which should not be an issue. But will review beginning next week. So really taking each day as it comes.Do get tired quickly and catknap a lot,but think that is only to be expected. The real bonus for me was not having to stay in hospital more then the day. As long as I keep to the light diet over the next coming weeks and don't pig it I hope all will be ok. If anything changes I'll let you know.
So good luck to all you fellow suffers and hope you all have a speedy recovery.
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