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Hi everyone. Just want to give reassurance to anyone who has any worries or concerns about surgery. I was on here 3 months ago voicing my concerns about having my gallbladder removed and I was petrified. I had never had to have surgery before and was actually considering cancelling it. Having suffered decades of pain and illness from my digestive system I knew I couldn't continue with the threat of further bilary colic and pain. Was booked in yesterday for keyhole surgery and arrived at hospital for 7.30am. They knew how nervous I was and I was first on the list for theatre. Staff were fantastic. The aneathatist first came to speak to me about what he would be doing, next the surgeon who explained the whole procedure and the nursing staff were so empathetic and reassuring. Taken to theatre at 9am and even that environment wasn't so daunting. Nice heated bed in the theatre and on going reassurance. Before I knew it I was being wakened in the recovery room at approx 11.30am. They even gave me the largest stone ( size of 10p piece) for a keepsake. After spending a few more hours in the ward I was allowed home at 6pm. Feeling tired and a bit sore but very relieved it's all over and wasn't the unpleasant experience I was anticipating. I hope my story helps anyone else who is scared and having second thoughts. If I can do it anyone can.
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