Had my gallbladder removed need advice

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on monday 21st may 2018 I had keyhole surgery to have a gallbladder removal.

I have been having problems since. When i cough or take a deep breath or burp under my ribs well and truly hurt. When i place my hand on my upper abdomen it feels like something is moving when i try to do these things. I have to take 2 50mg tramadol's that eases it but still feel like something is moving.

I have no pains in my chest or my bellybutton area. I sometimes do feel sick at times which i have to take antisickness tablets.

If it wasnt for the gallbladder attacks and the 2cm gallstone i wouldnt of gone for it. I am able to walk about but unable to straighten my spine as it causes more pain.

Anyone had a full recovery and how long did it take to be pain free?

?do I need to seek medical asistance?

I feel constantly ill but with me been stuborn i cant stop walking around i know i should rest but cant stay in one position for long.

?Any suggestions would be appreciated

Was i right about removing my stockings on the 5-6 day. As i never had any more fragmin. My partner said after i had a strip wash he said my legs where a bit purple but looks fine to me. Sometimes their do hurt to my ankle when i have woken up in the morning.

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    Hi there it's very early day s rest more don't pick anything heavy up your body's had major surgery it's an essential organ ! I've had a stone removed from my bile duct and had it widened So stones can pass easily. Well hopefully that's the plan ! I was ill,for months even after that sickly everyday lost 1 and a half stone so not going yet for anymore surgery ! so take it easy eh 🙏

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    I had my gallbladder removed 3 years ago. Trying to remember how it was for me.

    Day surgery keyhole.

    I did not have to wear the stockings at home.

    Had a district nurse come in to change the dressing for a week or so afterwards.

    Can't remember how long before I was completely pain free.

    Do be careful about going back to fatty food too early.

    They told me recovery time was 3 weeks.

    Hope this helps

    Take care and keep in otuch


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    Hi Yvonne,  I had mine out on Thursday, May 24, 2018- so it's been 5 days. I am feeling really well, and don't have anything like what you have.  Everybody heals differently, but I would mention it to the doc, just to be safe.  I feel like I have a small lump in one of my incisions, and I just figured it was swelling.  Hope you feel better.

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    I had mine along with my appendix out May 3rd I had all those same feelings for about 2 weeks but now I’m feeling good. The only problem I’m having is low back pain and it’s awful some days!!! Hope this helps and you feel better soon.. 
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    Hi there, I had my surgery same as yours on 31st May, I am really bloated, my wounds are sore but my biggest problem is the pain when I take a deep breath in, which was one of my symptoms before the op! I find it very painful to stand up straight. My stitches need to come out Friday or Monday, my dressings are still on, they didn't say anything about them needing to come off?

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