Gallbladder surgery

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Hi I had my gallbladder removed 2 wks ago still get some pain and discomfort the left side area of my belly button belly feels tender iv had some good days decided to do some house work yesterday and spent all day in Bed today with stomach cramps is this normal I'm worried

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    Two weeks out from surgery is a bit too soon to do all the work thru the whole day. Muscles need time to heal and regain strength,after all this is major surgery. 

    Take it it slow and to things in short bursts and rest sessons in between.

    Take today and possibly the next day to rest. Soon you will be in shape to do a all day activisties . After GB removal geting back to the levels of energy  post op is like training for a marathon. One step at a time slowly building strength and endurance.

    Good Luck

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     Hi Amanda,

    You're still healing.  Normal recovery time for gallbladder surgery is five weeks.  You shouldn't be lifting anything or doing heavy duty chores, like washing floors, vacuuming, etc.  At this time your routine should consist of taking daily walks, getting plenty of rest, and taking care of yourself.  Remember, your body is getting used to operating without a gallbladder.  It's sore inside, and takes time to heal.  Eat well, avoid high fat foods, drink plenty of water, and follow the doctor's instructions.  I know you will feel better by the fifth week.  smile

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    Sorry this may be unrelated but I’m curious as to know the reason for your gallbladder removal? Maybe symptoms Im currently experiencing constant burping and bloating and malnutrition ive lost about 8-9 pounds. Thank you 
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    As others have said, it's a bit too soon to be overly exerting yourself. I had mine out 3.5 weeks ago and had the bright idea to start weight lifting this week, which lead to similar symptoms. You should give it 5-6 weeks to recover, before pushing yourself too hard.

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    Amanda!  You've overdone it Lovely!  It's still really early days for you.  Remember you've had a major operation and it will take a while for you to recover.  Hope you feel better soon.  Little and often ok. Regards.

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