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Hello, I had my gallbladder removed laparoscopically on July 19th. I was told this would be an in and out surgery and would be ready for work by the following Monday. Following the surgery the incision near my belly button was throbbing and stinging in pain to the point where I couldn't get out of bed. Each day it go worse and the painkillers didn't help at all. By Sunday I was at the ER where they removed the steri strip and saw white puss which they deemed infected. They kept me until Tuesday on antibiotics and sent me home one oral antibiotics and said it should be fine. The pain was still there, however better, but still very uncomfortable. Now my incision began to leak redish fluid. I went to the dr this past Friday and she attempted to drain the fluid but that failed so she had to reopen it and now I need to pack it twice a day on my own until it heals. Who knows when that will be!
I'm becoming very frustrated with this "routine" surgery, have missed two weeks of work now although I'm returning Monday hopefully pain free.
Has anyone had similar experience and can give advice on when the pain will officially be gone and I'll finally start to feel normal again!
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