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So I have a 7 month old son and since he was 3 months old I have been having attacks of pain, usually late at night/the early hours of the morning. I had an ultrasound which showed no stones as such but a very inflamed/infected gallbladder and sludge. After ending up in a and e 3 times (for progressively stronger painkillers) I have seen a consultant (privately) who has advised that I have my gallbladder removed. So I am waiting for that at the moment.
I have been told that it is at least an 11 month waiting list and at the moment I am living (existing) on a piece or 2 of bread a day and the occasional cuppa soup. I'm finding it really difficult to have enough energy to look after my son (and am still breastfeeding him twice a day) but am scared to eat as if I have the pain (which seems to come from any food) I am either up all night or I have to take tramadol which makes me off my face the following day (and doesn't even work every time). I have lost nearly 3 stone in the last 5 weeks!
I was clinging on to the hope that once it was out things would be better but from reading this forum it doesn't seem like it. Has anybody had a positive experience?
I don't really know what I want from this post but just needed to rant it out to someone who may understand. 😔
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