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Well first I have to say I did want tto keep my gallbladder, however, during removal the surgeon found my gallbladder was actually attached or had grown into my stomach wall, and was inflamed and infected. I guess good thing having it removed due to the unforeseen. I lost 18 pounds in 7 weeks, due to the stomach not working properly to aid in food digestion, and the gallbladder function failed over time. The surgeon said my occurrence was very rare, but he had seen it before. I had a ton of previous testing, like CT with dye, endo, colonoscopy, HIDA, and ultrasound. None diagnosed my condition. As I write, I am about 10 hours post op. The first couple hours were a little painful, but now I am very sore. I have taken 3-800 milligram Ibuprophen, and it works well. I have been walking around the house every few hours with no complications and laying on a heating pad in between is a great help. I still am eating squeezable baby food, and one boiled egg. So far so good. I will keep to a low fat diet as instructed. I intend not to put back on the pounds due to my own stupidity. To go back eating whatever-you- want is crazy. I have suffered too much to go out and binge eat. Hopefully my post will help or comfort someone.who may be facing gallbladder removal.
one less a gallbladder... In Alabama
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