Gallbladder removal, 6 weeks on and pain HELP

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hi, i am really sorry if this has been posted before, but i really need some help, i had gallbladder removal by keyhole on the 7th july, in maidstone.

all went well via surgeons notes.

but, it is obviously 6 weeks later, my cuts are still very raised and very sore, sensative to touch ect, i am still swollen, i am getting these pulling pains inside, as if a stitch is pulling? and the odd throbbing pains (mainly in the morning) 

i am starting to feel so down about this as its been going on since november 2013 and they finally decided to take it out as there was no stones, the gallbladder wasnt emptying and was filling and filling so they deided to take it out which was fine by me... and i am glad it has been done as it was that or do the test to see if it was my sphincter oddesy tube? but due to a family history.. * my aunt had this galllbladder filling issue, and they ignored it and it turned into pancreatitis and she passed away, so no wonder im stressed....* 

so they offered to do the test too BUT because of my aunt, there was a 28% chance it would give me life threataning pancreatitis like my aunty. so i refused.

is there anyway i can post some photos to this too? i am new to this and i just want some help sad 

thanks for reading.


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    my stitches or where they were healed up but the one in between my boobs well just below was sore so I put germolene daily on it and it healed up. 

    I also felt pulling pains and found my core muscles weren't right for a couple of months.. They have cut through your muscles a tiny cut but it still needs to heal . And inside it's all got to heal and adjust mine did and now 5 months on no twinges.

    if you had an infection you would have a temperature . If you have a temperature go to your gp . I think we forget that keyhole surgery still is surgery inside .. And as we can't see a massive scar it doesn't mean we haven't got lots of healing going on inside. 

    Try not to worry .

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      thankyou sally.. 

      i havent checked my temp. but i feel sick and have a low appetite, maybe should go docs on monday if i feel the same.

      i just keep crying as it was emergency surgery and so unexpected, i have completly over done it too due to work.. and lifting things too soon... i hope i havent ripped something.

      i will keep this posted 

      again thankyou for replying

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      oh and the stitches didnt dissovle and the doctor cut them so they stopped catching and since then its all swollen and more sore, that was 2 weeks ago. 

      thinking that could have irritated them?

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      I over did it too as I was caring for my elderly mum . I ached like I was 92 yrs old and felt really run down. 

      I think your body is warning you to rest and allow it to heal. 

      I think if anything was undone you'd know it as in be in agony and have some obvious symptoms .

      rest pain killers sensible diet and if you still feel rough go gp. 

      And as yours was emergency you are also suffering shock. 

      You've been stabbed and cut if someone walked up to u on the street and did it you would expect your body to take a while to recover. Because we plan it by going in hospital doesn't change what is done ... Rest up relax and give it time . 

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    Hi stephieswift

    I am sorry to hear that you are still in a lot of discomfort!

    Unfortunately even though keyhole surgery is supposed to be easier on the

    body, it is still a major surgery!  And the body can take a lot longer to heal than the nhs guidelines state!

    Everyone is diifferent and some healthy people are shocked by how long it takes

    to recover!

    I would try and give yourself more time and more rest!

    If you feel unsure go and see your GP or nurse to get some reassurance about

    how the wounds are healing?! Or I think you can ring the hospital and speak to a 

    specialist nurse about your post op problems!

    Hope the helps and you are feeling better soonsmile


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