I am still exhausted 8 weeks after gallbladder removal

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone else is still so tired after their gallbladder surgery? I had my bloodwork done and only low D so taking suppliments. B12, multi with iron, D, enzymes and a probiotic. I am nit having the dreaded diareah, eating healthy just exhausted. Thank you for any replies.

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    Hi, Wendy, sounds like you're doing the best you can.  Having your gallbladder removed is still major surgery.  I've heard it's one of the hardest surgeries to recover from.  Glad to know you're not having any diarreha!  It took me nearly a year to feel back to normal--it takes some people a longer time.  Best of luck to you!

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      Thank you Lynda! It is a helpless feeling, no control over your body🙃 Wow, took you a year, I guess 8 weeks is not that abnormal to feel this way then. My side still hurts where I think most of the poking was done, ice packs seem to help that. Glad you are feeling back to normal and that there is light at the end if the tunnel xo

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      I am only 2 weeks 2 days post surgery but I tire so easily!! I am healed physically but I have no stamina. I read 1-3 months is average for most. Maybe you're just on the longer side. We leave for Disneyland on Monday. I have no idea how I am going to manage the long days of walking when I get winded doing laundry! Hopefully a few more weeks you'll be feeling closer to normal!

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      Hi Tami, I feel just like that too. I seem to be able to eat fine, my incisions are healing nie but just the exhaustion. We cancelled our Disney camping trip and trip to NYC this summer. I would suggest keeping protein bars and peanut butter with you if you need energy at Disney!! Hope yours goes away quicker than mine, all the best xo
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      Can anyone tell me why I might have so many incisions after this surgery? I imagined that I would have one but I have 5 and my surgeon is not seeing post gall bladder patients. The largest one is ABOVE my belly button area. Thanks if anyone knows putting it in google will bring up 4 incisions surgery or open surgery but not 5!

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      laproscopic surgery usually involves 3-4, the gallbladder is removed from your belly button incision. Did you have a drain in your stomach? I was converted to open surgery after surgeon tried to do it laproscopically, I have 4 small ones from that, one from my drain and the large one.

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      i wondered this too. i had five. not got a clue! I am quite well now. Am getting so tired now by 4-5pm. often fall asleep for a while. it was 8 weeks ago that I had my op. i will leave it a few weeks before I contact Gp.

      i am fine and have good energy earlier in the day.

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      Hi , I am 1 week today since surgery to remove gallbladder and lodged stones . Today I've managed to put on clothes and not pjs as my belly must have went down a bit . like you I am extremely tired and sleep numerous times during the day .I am also very emotional , has anyone else had this ? good luck on your holiday x

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    I can't remember that far back as it was over 10 years ago that I had my gallbladder removed but it is great that you are not getting the diarrhoea as that is what I have suffered with for ever.

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