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I have been diagnosed with gallstones. Started having attacks after i had my daughter 4 months ago. It started off only being triggered by melted cheese. I have a massive history of gallstones in my family so i knew what it was straight away. Anyway, i went to my GP and told them about it, had a referal for an ultrasound. A few days later the pain was unbearable- called an ambulance and went to a&e. Had some pain relief and got sent home with promise of a letter for a surgery date to have the damn thing removed. The next day yet again i was in absolute agony. Ended up back in a&e where i was admitted for 4 days with obstructive jaundice and abnormal lfts. They said a stone had gotten stuck in my common bile duct. But with fluids i managed to pass it without them intervening.
So anyways ive been back and forth from a&e for the last few weeks. And its now gotten to the point where i am in pain every single day :'( ive been given codiene paracetamol and strong ibpro. Im absolutely miserable the pain is awful i have two kids at home and its so hard to do anything with them because im all consumed with the pain i am in.
So my question is how long did you all wait for your gallbladder removal surgerys? Was there any pain relief you found that worked well? Theyve told me they have rushed my surgery with an urgent notice but im still waiting to here.
Ps sorry for the long winded message im just so miserable and hoping im not the only one whos life has been controlled by this and maybe they can give me some advice!
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