Necrotic gallbladder perforated my liver

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Been having terrible pains for 2 years with twice hospital admission.Had all investigations you can think of, MRI scan CT scan, endoscopy as the pain was right in the middle under my sternum, and went through to my jaws and back.

Third time lucky they say, went in per A&E , and this time they put me straight in CT scanner, we're they found that I had galstenen.

They wanted to sent me home after a few days, drugged up on pain relief, but I refused, and told them I was not going until my gall badder was out.THEY

They did another CT scan that day and then they found I had a hole in my liver.

I was referred to a liver specialist who made the decision that my gall adder had to come out.

When I woke up after surgery he told me, and showed me photos of a totally black gallbladder which he removed, and he was very surprised they had never picked up on before.

The glabladder had perforated my liver.

I was very, very ill and many told me I have been very lucky to still be here.

For the first two months after my operation I was very tired all the time, and nauseous , the tiredness is gone but I still have the nausea.

It was in January I had my OP. Anyone else have this problem?

I was already on esomeprazole before the OP.

GP has given me prochlorperazine tablets, but I do not want to keep taking them?

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    Wow,I hope  you feel much  better very soon.  Good for you for sticking to your guns it sounds like it could have saved your life.

    best regards

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    Hi Kelly,

    Good for you to keep after them till they removed your gallbladder!  Your story is a great example for all of us.  Doctors seem to think that tests are infallible.  What happened to you shows that they are not. If you had been docile and compliant, you doubt you could have lost your life!

    As for your nausea, when does it occur, or are you nauseous most of the time?  Have you been checked for pancreatitis?  

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    Hi Kelly, 

    in dec 2017 I was rushed to hospital with severe abdominal pains..a ct scan was done and straight away I was prepared for emergency surgery to remove my necrotic, perforated gallbladder..All was well until 14 days post op when after having the clips removed my wound completely opened up due to a build up of infection...4 litres in fact !.. again I was prepared for emergency surgery where all infection was flushed out and I was stitched with sutures, 18 days later the sutures were removed and I was allowed to go home.

    By now I had lost 3 stone in weight, ..tired and weak I had never felt so unwell in my life..and each day it got worse...

    A week later I woke to find my pj top soaking, when I checked my wound I could see pus oozing from a small opening, my husband rushed me back to the hospital, and yet again I was sent for emergency surgery...6 litres of infected fluid was removed from pockets underneath the wound....this time I couldn't be stitched..and so had to suffer being packed daily....

    As there was no sign of healing after 2 weeks I was put on a negative pressure vacuum machine and I have to say it's been's been 102 days since I was first admitted and now I can actually see a light at the end of the tunnel..🙂


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    Wow that is really something and good to know. I just had my hida scan today and hope they can figure things out. I have been so sick as well. I am so glad they found your problem and here is to a great recovery. Who knows what this could have done to you if they had just sent you home again.. I am gonna fight to get mine out as I just keep loosing wieght and am sick.  Good luck and thanks for posting 
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      The nurses and doctors told me that I could've died at any time from yes I was extremely lucky....

      Definately push for know your body and you know when something is wrong. x

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