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Never thought my gallbladder attacks could get any worse. I ended Wednesday again in A&E. This was a whole new level off excruciating pain, will be so happy to have it out. Have had my doubts as I have a high risk of complications from surgery due to previous ops. Could mean open SURGERY, the list of complications is scary.. The consultant list of what can go wrong is still in my head but could not take th risk of life with the newer level of pain

So will get it done. Hope doing the right thing. At comments would be welcome.

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    The complications may not happen to you . And if they do the doctors will deal with it. You will feel so much better not to have the absolute agony of attacks's like carrying a time bomb .. 

    Hope all goes well ... 

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      Just to put in perspective . I had mine out in February. 

      Today I am feeling sick not sure if a tummy bug but it's bearable I have just been shopping sucked a gaviscon and soldiered on. Gall bladder sickness is unbearable knocks you to the floor . Normal sickness isn't nice but it's nothing like the colic attacks I suffered for years being told they were tummy bugs grrrrh ......  So glad sorted now smile 

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    I agree with Sally. You will feel  SOOOOO much better? Had mine out too, in July. What a relief!!!
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    Hi Janet

    I hope that you get this sorted soon.

    I am in a similar situation having an underlying chronic health problem but they are taking me in a day before the op, which is 2 weeks from today...eeekcry and keeping me in a few days after!

    Surgeons don't like losing patients so they will look after you, I am sure!

    The explained to me the statistics and I purposely didn't listen as I am not one

    for hospitals, but the pain is the WORST I have ever experienced!

    so the gall bladder is coming out along with the 26mm diameter stone!rolleyes

    and I will just have to be brave...easier said than done?!


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      By you make me feel humble with the size of you stone. Thought mine was bad enough, feel to you. It helps to read up on other folks problems and puts one I perspective. Goo luck to you.
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    I wish you the best. I have been fortunate that the pain that you and others get with the GB seem to be far worse and dramatic than mine.Mine dull ache pain is with 24/7 and is not affected by food better or worse.This has been going on for over three years and the various consultants  I've seen cannot agree. Had various scans and camera investigations still no real conclusion. This for me could all change within next few weeks as have another appointment to see surgeon who has arranged for recent scans then will get an answer. At the same time having read other members stories and aftermaths of operation non of it seems at all straight forward and people seem to get other problems. But lets be positive, pain is not something we wish on ourselves out of choice so any chance to get rid we just have to go with it.

    I am sure all the other respondants feel the same,  so as said earlier I don;t get the acute pain that gets me into A&E, thankfully, but to be able to get life back on track and stop taking mouthful of pills everyday, that for me is worth takingh the chance..

    When I know results from consultation in two weeks I'll post to keep all informed.

    So all luck in the world

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      Alistair I do hope they get you sorted, every time I ended up in hospital seem to get more tabs, like you said be nice to be talent free. Due to other health issues already on loads each day.

      I appreciate the feed back. Best of luck to you, let me know how you get on.

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