Gallbladder Removal

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Hello everyone,

I’m having surgery getting my gallbladder removed this will be my first time put under I’m super nervous I have really bad anxiety and I’m not sure how to deal with it. I have 4 days before my surgery. I spoke to the surgeon about my anxiety but he recommends  not giving me anything since he doesn’t want it to interfere with the anesthesia. Can anyone please tell me how long it is to get put to sleep how long ya surgery how long till you wake up? Please and thank you 

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    I was being wheeled into the operating room at 11am. And I was in the car on the way home by 1pm. Really fast, really easy. I was nervous to, but once your in the bed it's not so bad

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    Hi, you will be fine. I was scared too as my first surgery but no regrets. A bit of gas pain the first few days but it is nothing compared to a gallbladder attack. I work up being wheeled into the recovery room, one night in hospital with morphine, then home the next day.
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      Hi thanks for the feedback.  My family and friends told me just to relax everything will come out fine it’s easier said then done. Just super nervous and scared. I just want to over with it. 
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    Hi there,

    Please please don't be nervous, I was terrified too but the staff were amazi g, no sooner was I chatting to a lovely man who was preparing me I was asleep (I gather for for an hour/hour and a half) then was back in my room with my partner saying 'hello you' - it really was not scary at all. Naturally I was a bit sleepy and dozed on and off that day but it was fine. Very best of luck!

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      I think what my problem is that I’ve never been put under this will be my first time and just thinking of it makes me super scared and worried. 😞 

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    I’ve been under anaesthetic 6 times now and still get nervous (joys of being a nurse 😂wink. I got put under at 9am and was just coming round at 12.30pm. Back in the ward about 45 mins after that as took a while to get pain under control. You’re under anaesthetic less than 30 seconds after getting the meds. Speak to the anaesthetist and they’ll be able to put your mind at ease. Good luck for your surgery xx

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      Wow!!! 6 times!!! Yikes 

      I’m super scared this will be my first time I think what gets to me is knowing that I’ll be put under. 😟

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    Hi I understand your concerns, please let me reassure you. You will go to sleep instantly that was certainly my experience with my recent operation I had last month. The staff are fantastic and make you very comfortable and secure. Everyone is different to how long it takes to come round from the operation, it’s individual to the person. 

    I did a lot of research prior to my operation to know what to expect! But seriously seek advice from your doctor and talking on here will help you to hopefully relax more. Hope this helps kind regards Joanne 

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      Thank you for the feedback. 

      My family and friends told me that it’ll be quick next thing you know I’ll be asleep. The surgeon told me that the procedure takes 30mins- 1hour I’ve never been put under this will be my first time don’t know what to expect. 

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    I'm exactly the same. The thought of the surgery absolutely terrifies me! I had my pre op on Wednesday I was a wreck even going for it! 🙈 Reading these lovely replies have reassured me a little......Thank you guys! Good luck for your upcoming surgery yvette25498 🍀 xx

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