Inflamed gallbladder... can't sleep

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HI all

Recently diagnosed with gallstones... went on my first surgical consult. She took one feel and exclaimed my gallstone was clearly inflamed and took my hand and made me feel this golfball size lump. I was horrified. .. still am.

I have surgery friday.. CT scan tomorrow and had blood work today. This all for a girl who has a phobia of doctors.. and needles... and injections.. eep! .

I'm currently so uncomfortable bloated sore ... I haven't had good sleep due to this increasing symptoms when laying down.

Any tips to lay comfortable... or any tips or advise for me.. could really use it sad

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    I'm 6 days post op. Unfortunately there usually is no comfortable position to lay. All I can say is I feel so much better since the surgery. No more nausea and sharp pains or fatigue. My hospital experience was gray! All the nurses and staff made me comfortable and were attentive. If you are scared of doctors and needles the only thing you may not like is the IV. Just don't look. I was lights out, woke up, and was out of the hospital 10 minutes after. It was worth it and you'll feel so much better! Good Luck!

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    I had the inflamed gallbladder the first time I was admitted to hospital.

    it was caused by a gallstone plus I had an infected bladder at the time.

    the soreness in the chest took a week to disappear to a comfortable level.

    the backache took about 2 days. A pillow in the right place helped me or sleep sitting upwards.

    you are so lucky to getting this sorted. I have been waiting since March and I have 3 to 4 months on the waiting list. :-(

    please remember the doctors are there to help you. They will give you some good pain relief which will take the edge off the pain.

    good luck and keep us updated.


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    I can relate to your phobia, Platinum9.  But don't worry, the anesthesiologist will give you something in your IV to help you relax.  Trust me, you won't worry or even care where you're going.  After surgury is over, you will take some time to heal so make sure that you have someone by your side who will take good care of you.  Also, keep track of any unusual pains you may experience.  I wish you the best of luck!  

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