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I don't even know where to begin with this but hoping someone else can help me.
I've been sick for almost a year now and no doctor has been able to tell me what's wrong with me. I lost ~50 lbs out of nowhere since last August and have gone to oncologists, gastros, endocrinologists and my blood work has consistently came up normal - same with colonoscopy/endoscopy (aside from some acid reflux). I had horrible left side pain consistently when I would wake up in the mornings. The mornings were/are always the worst. I would also immediately need to throw up in the mornings and it was always bile. My stomach was a wreck. It felt like (still does) no doctor cared and I felt like something was seriously wrong with my body.
After months of going to doctors, googling, I finally went and got a HIDA scan a few weeks ago. My gallbladder had an fraction rate of 27% (normal is above 35%). They still told me that I shouldn't remove it and plenty of people live comfortably with that rate, but I was in so much pain, couldn't keep food down, I probably lost about ~15lbs in a month my wife brought me to the emergency room after I hadn't been able to eat for 3 days. They did an ultrasound and found some sludge and said they would take it out and hope that would solve my issues.
I got my gallbladder out 2 weeks ago and pathology has come back that it was chronically inflamed. So, good to know that was my main digestive issue. A day after surgery I was feeling good, moving around, able to eat again - probably went a little too quick on back to my normal eating routine (testing chinese food etc to see what my body can take - well, it definitely can't handle what I used to eat). The diarrhea has been very real - any recommendations there?
Before surgery they did an abdominal xray and found atelectasis in both of my lungs (went to the pulmonoligst for that and he said he wanted to give me a Z-pack to make sure rule out pneumonia), and now going for another CT scan to check for that. Since taking the Zpac, the last 5 days I've been hit with a wave of fatigue, its a struggle to keep my eyes open most days. The doctor says it's not common for that to happen with the antibiotics so wondering if it's from the surgery?
I'm was feeling fine for a few days post-op and now I'm feeling terrible and pretty depressed. I'm scared that this wasn't the solve for my issues and I'm really scared something else is going on.
How long did it take everyone to recover from surgery? Were you tired? Am I ever going to feel normal again?
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