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Hi there. I've been suffering gallbladder attacks for about three years now and back in the beginning of October I was admitted to hospital. My LFT's were very high so they immediately put me on IV antibiotics. The next day I had an ultrasound which showed I have multiple stones, sludge, and an enlarged gallbladder. I was on fluids for dehydration. Three days into my admission, I developed a fever and I was struggling to breathe so they changed my antibiotic and I needed oxygen. Two days later I was feeling better but the LFT markers were getting worse so I had an MRI scan which found my bile duct was inflamed also but was not blocked. I had nine days in hospital but by the end I'd had enough and wanted to go home. They agreed to let me go but were concerned about my still raised LFT's but gave me a weeks worth of antibiotics to go home with and I had to go back for a repeat blood test to make sure they'd settled. I was told surgery should be around two months time and I was to stick to a low fat diet. All good so far. I went for my repeat bloods and my LFT's were still 3 times higher than normal. I visited my gp who said just wait for surgery now. I got a letter for pre op for the 27th of November and I was expecting to get a date for surgery but no. I was told it could march before I have surgery. I gave another blood sample and my LFT's are still abnormal. I am scared of having another attack. I can't believe I have to wait another three months + for surgery, taking it to over five months. Is this usual? I'm desperate to get back to normal. I'm sick of feeling under the weather and although I haven't had any serious pain, I am still suffering from a stitch every day. It sucks. I just want the bloody thing out now. I'm scared to death of having another attack but they keep telling me I won't as long as I stick to low fat. I don't feel very reassured when there is still inflammation. They also told me that if I have another attack, the clock resets and I have to wait again. I'm not very happy. :-/
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