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I had a lap chole yesterday to remove my gallbladder after years of messing about with it (long boring story).
im very glad it's out, but I'm in a bit more pain than i thought i would be, and I just want to see if anyone else had anything similar - so I know it's just me being a wimp, and nothing I should worry about!
The op was apparently a little more complicated because of quite a lot of adhesions, and my gallbladder being bigger than usual and more full of stones, so they had to fiddle about with it to get it out. Can't really remember exactly what, I was a bit out of it!
I got out of theatre at 2pm, drank straight away, no nausea, no pain, nothing at all. Home by 5:30pm. All good.
7pm, bit of discomfort. Took painkillers.
9pm definitely pain now, not discomfort.
Its now 6am and I still can't sleep! I'm VERY swollen over the gallbladder area. And that's where the pain is - radiating round the right side, through to my back, and into my upper back. Liver area VERY tender to touch.
occasional shoulder tip pain from the gas, but this pain is constant. No pain at all over wounds sites, just a tiny bit of leaking.
im slightly better sitting up, but not enough to sleep, lying on my back is almost OK, but can't lie on either side.
no nausea, no vomiting, eating is absolutely fine - it's just this pain! I'm tired and I want to sleep!
Anyone else had anything similar, and will I be able to sleep soon?
should be getting a call from the nurses today, so I will ask them - but sometimes it's just nice to know you're not alone.
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