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Hey I'm hoping to hear about some other people's experiences and if they're similar to mine! I'm 21 and had to get my gall bladder removed after being rushed to ER with severe chest pains which resulted in me passing out and convulsing (I have Vesal Vegal syndrome), so the hospital ran some tests and decided I had a gall bladder with sludge and stones. I went to one of the best hospitals where the surgeon teaches other surgeons how to do the laparoscopic surgery (which eases my nerves a bit, as this was my first surgery and I was scared!) I remmeber initially being super anxious and freaked out about being put under, but when it came down to it, I didn't even realize I was put under lol. I was talking to the nurses and the funny anesthesiologist and next thing I know I'm waking up in a different room with some pain and a sore throat! Now here's the thing that was different: it was supposed to be outpatient ( I was supposed to go home an hour or two after waking up) but my heart rate was just booming for hours and wouldn't slow down. they became worried that i had internal bleeding and ran me through all these tests. then in they admit me into the hospital and I get a visit from the SEPSIS WATCH TEAM which I knew nothing about until they said there's a high mortality rate for people with the infection so there went my nerves! I was stressed out and worried the whole next day and they had to put a damn catheter in me and all this crap. eventually I left a few days later after many tests and such, but the blood tests aren't back yet on the infection yet which I don't understand. why would they send me home? my surgeon never came to visit me after the surgery either, so I never got a real update other than from the nurses who sort of knew what was going on. I'm home and have been on tramadol but i feel no difference. in the hospital they had me on Vicodin the highest dosage and I still didn't feel anything. so anyway apart from my story, about how long was recovery for you? I have finals next week and I'm getting worried. the gas they put in me seems to be the biggest source of pain right now and i still haven't had any bowel movement in four days since my surgery. how long before you can sleep on your side? how long before you can walk and sit through class or work? how long before you were able to have sex again? so many questions!!
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