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So I finally had my gallbladder on Wednesday just gone!
I was so scared and feeling sick which is normal!
(For info I'm a healthy 21yo female, long family history of gallstones.)
So, they checked me into my room at about 8am and gave me my gown and wristband. They then told me I should be going down to theatre at about 11am.
Just after 11 they called for me, I walked down and said goodbye to my dad, had a massive cry and went and waited for them to call me in.
I'm terrified of stuff like this so as soon as they got me into the anaesthetic room I started crying which turned into a massive panic attack. (God help Dr Foster the anesthetist!) they were trying to calm me and were really looking after me, but after a while they just said 'breathe in this oxygen and you'll be fine!' But me panicking I knew I was drowsy gas and panicked more, but I breathed it in and off I went!
Then I just woke up in recovery trying to pull the oxygen mask off cos it was itchy! All that panicking for nothing haha! As I was coming round I saw Dr Foster who said I was brave, (must of seemed a right wimp!) and then my surgeon came round who said my gallbladder was a lot worse that they expected, thickened and inflamed the stone was huge and it had messed me up a lot.
He told the same thing to my dad and that I would also have to stay in overnight as they wanted me on antibiotics to reverse the mess the gallbladder had made.
I'm now on day 2 of recovery. It's so hard to move as you need your stomach to do the littlest things. I didn't look at my scars for 24hrs but honestly, they are nothing! They are the tiniest things I have ever seen. The one in my belly button is quite big as that's where they pulled the sucker out. That scar is the most painful and it stings more than the rest but hopefully that will go soon. He didn't stitch me up. He used some glue so I was able to shower the next day. (Even though you can...don't! I am so weak it was so hard for me to stay stood up for 5minutes!)
Food wise I haven't been too bad. I've had a tiny bit of jacket potato cheese and beans which was after my surgery. The next morning I had a couple spoonfuls of porridge and half a piece of toast and for tea a had a piece of ham and a pear. Keeping to small meals at the moment.
I feel full very quickly and after moving feel quite sick so eating isn't top of my list at the moment. Im on codine, paracetamol and ibuprofen which is taking the majority of the pain away.
Apologies if this is a bit confusing the codine makes me drowsy.
If there is something here I haven't mentioned ask me in the comments, I'll be more than happy to help you through what's to come!
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