Gallbladder removal day 5

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Feeling good today. All but my top incision where my body bends are unnoticable when moving and that one isnt bad either. 90% of the residual swelling near my belly button is gone now. I had beef lasagna last night with garlic toast, caesar salad and some assorted fruits and veggies and other than some mild gas I felt fine. It was awesome having beef after so long without it and loving my full flavour sauce. Hoping things continue this way. Then I might be able to start lifting my baby next week. I've just been having people move her and then caring for her on higher surfaces. Brought the stroller in so I could rock her to sleep and feed her in there. Good luck to everyone else on their recoveries smile

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    That is so good to hear and very encouraging to others like me on here who still have their gallstones. I don't know how you have done it with a baby you are amazing.
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      Thanks anita. There were definitely a few nights that were really hard pre op. Being awake at 4 am with an attack and trying to calm a teething baby was a struggle and a half but it did help keep my mind off the attack and passed the time. I hope your surgery comes quickly and turns out well smile
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    Really pleased you are feeling better. I had mine done yesterday and so far have soreness and bruising but the nauseous and back ache I had before the operation have gone so I am feeling very positive. How about you? Lovely to read you have eaten your favourite food. How many stains did you have? They let me keep my largest one so I keep looking at it and thinking you beast giving me all that pain for so long.
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      I don't know for sure how many I had. They never told me. There were many small ones anyways. I passed at least 20 before my surgery and there were still more on the ultrasound scans. I haven't had any nausea although my back still gets a bit sore by the end of the day from swelling but just uncomfortable not gallbladder type pain. The second day was the worst for swelling and discomfort
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      I have just started feeling a sharp pain inside where my gallbladder was. I felt great earlier this morning.Did you have that on your second day? I'm finding sitting up or standing is much better than lying down for pain relief.
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      Standing was best for me as well and i did have some pain in that area when my body was swollen and when my tummy was gassy. Once it settled the pain went with it. Eating actually helped it a few times
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    Sounds great I am improving too. My sister is going to change my dressing for me.in a little while. Managed my first poo without straining, wonderful feeling.

    Keep up the good work

    Sarahxx

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