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I know most people that are about to get this surgery normally go crazy searching online for how it was for other people & not enough people that had good experiences write about it.
So I’ve decided to write about mine for who’s curious.
I was diagnosed with Gallstones in October or September 2017 I’m not sure but I had to differ from uni because I couldn’t eat properly, just going straight to the toilet after everything. I’d have reoccurring diarrhoea and feel nauseous all of the time but I’d never vomit.I lost a ton of weight (from size 18 down to 6-8 in a few months), my energy was depleting, just to walk down the street and feel sick and this was something I wasn’t happy with at all.
It took a while to actually attain my appointment to have my gallbladder removed, My appointment with the doctor who could have referred me to get my gallbladder removed kept getting cancelled over and over again which was very frustrating. When I finally got the date to get my gallbladder removed for the 24th of February 2018, I was scared just like anybody else would be. So I came onto this website and started reading and commenting on other peoples experiences and I received really good advice that made me feel less frightened about having this procedure.
On the day I was quite calm to be honest it was at 7:30am I was put in an all girls ward which I liked, there was three other people before me who actually went in for surgery, when they came out nothing really wrong with them so it just made me feel better. I actually ended up going into surgery around 1:30pm, when I got out I was just really sleepy because of the anaesthetic but nothing was really wrong with me I did feel quite nauseous for like 5mins, but I never threw up, the girl who came out after me vomited though so it’s really a 1 in 6 chance that you’ll be sick after your operation. I had to stay until I passed urine, then I got to go home.
The first few weeks were hard fo me to manoeuver around the house, I needed assistance for just about everything, I was quite gassy as you would be. But everything else was fine.
I can eat so much more now, I don’t have a problem with drinking juice like before I had to have very bland food and I could really drink water but now have the option. Because I’m choosing to eat more vegan/vegetarian foods I don’t have an issue with feeling sick or getting any pains after I eat but I don’t know it might be different for people who want to go back to eating meat after having their gallbladder removed. I don’t really eat junk anymore either so that could all be a factor to why I haven’t felt sick or get any pains.
If you guys have anymore questions to ask me I’d be happy to answer!
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