gallstones

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Had my gall blader Out on friday 1st may stayed in over night but when will i b healed etc as iv got a 15 month Boy and my tummy hurts feel like a pullin sensation Is that good p.s when can i start smokin again

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    You have had major surgeryWyattsmummy! it will take at least three weeks unti the pulling sensation starts to ease. as for re-starting to smoke? why? if you can go without for a few days why not pack in? so much better for you love xxx
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    Hi there,yes it is going to be painful for a few days. I had mine removed 3 weeks ago and I still get pains depending on how much I do,bending walking fast etc.

    As far as smoking is concerned, I am not sure as I quit almost 5onths ago,my body was going through so much trauma with my gallbladder that it started rejecting cigarettes, if I smoked I would start having panic attacks.

    With regards to your toddler, you will have to wait atleast 6 weeks before picking up. I was reminded by a nurse that there many stitches inside, a major abdominal op was done so you have to pace yourself and give yourself time to heal.

    Your little one will still enjoy soft cuddles while you sit on a chair or rest on your bed.

    What I found helped,that may help you, try not lie on your right hand side as it can get really painful.

    Good luck,wishing you a speedy recovery with little pain.

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    Worse thing I did was try and sleep on my side !!! Don't do it !! Im sure that's what ended me back in hospital .. Sleep in back with pillows under your knees and this takes pressure off !! Take it easy !! 8 weeks before I was feeling better x
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    Use this opportunity to quit ! For yourself and your child .

    Yes the pulling sensation is normal . You will feel sore for the first two weeks but it will ease . Key hole is a walk in the park compared to full abdominal surgery ( I have had two ). Be careful picking your son up

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    This depends on whether they managed to take your gallbladder out with keyhole surgery or whether yu had to have the bigger op. If you are out of hospital already and only stayed in overnight sounds like keyhole to me.

    This would be 3 weeks, If you had bigger op it would be 6 weeks.

    Take it easy, no lifting.

    Love Sarah

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    If I were you I would stay clear of burger and chips for a while you need to eat low fat for now otherwise you wont be feeling too good.
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      I was told to take restoralax if the pain meds backed me up. Didnt have that problem though. Been eating 4-5 small meals a day with at least one protein, one fruit and one veggie serving each time and been having normal bowel movements. Also drink lots. Your body will be going through a lot to heal and dehydration may set in constipating you
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