Operation tomorrow!!!

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Absolutely crapping my self having my operation tomorrow 7.30am not sure if keyhole or open ?? I've not even had a consultation or meet the surgeon/ consultants?? 

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    In the US the surgeon , staff, or hospital patient support group always go over what the surgery proceedures are details on anesthesia, and forms to fill our pre surgery.

    perhaps that is all done the morning of. I would rather have all the information brfor surgery to better prepare.

    i wonder if it's to late to check with the hospital or ant infor available .

    i would be upset to. Can you reschedule or is this urgent? 

    I wish I had better information for you. Hopefully someone will respond soon who has had experience in the UK .

    prayers and blessings sent your way for surgery tomorrow?

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      Thank you for for your kind words, thank god it's over with & I got away with keyhole surgery, I also got to see surgeon the morning of the op which helped put my mind to rest. I stayed over night & I'm home now recovering just very sore ! Xxx thanks again for your prayers xx

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      I am glad your thru it too! Hope your recovery goes well. It's always nice to be home. 

      Heeling blessig sing sent your way.

       

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    Why didn't you meet with the Surgen? I wouldn't feel comfortable having a surgery before discussing it with the physician who's going to do it.

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    I would think anywhere in the world you would have to sign releases and permission...  I had my surgery May 30 and I felt bad for about a month.  BUT I am SO GLAD I had the surgery.  My constant nausea is gone, no more throwing up and I gradually went back to a normal diet.  If you have had some tests that it needs to come out, it probably does.  You will likely have a lot of gas pain for several days afterwards if you have keyhole, and if open the gas pain should be less but the recovery will be longer.  I don't know what your pre-op symptoms are, but since I had mine, I have met numerous people who had their gallbladder out and nearly everyone was totally happy they had it done.  Good Luck!

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    I didnt see my surgeon either until the day of my operation and then she came and talked quickly through it, i did have a pre-op though with a nurse to sign forms and ask any questions.

    Did you have a pre-op?

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      Hi Samantha , yes had my pre-assessment with nurse a week before op, but was told I might not see consultant even on the day. Anyway since last text I've had my op on Friday 18/11/16, also got to meet consultant that morning he was very helpful answering all my questions & putting my mind to rest. Thank god all went well & I stayed overnight & came home yesterday. Thanks for replying Xx

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    Hi, I had mine out a month ago (I'm in the UK). They will always do keyhole unless there are know reasons that this would not be possible - there will always be a small chance that during your surgery they may have to open you up but I think the biggest majority of us have keyhole with no issues!

    It really isn't that bad - the pain is bearable although sometimes the gas that they use to inflate you out a little so they can get to everything is a bit painful when it's dispersing after your op.

    I had exactly 100 stones removed and after 3 or 4 days I was almost back to normal - please don't worry too much and good luck, let us know how you are! Lisa

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      Thanks, just putting it out there that it's not that bad - well worth a few days of discomfort if it sorts out gallbladder symptoms! 😊

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      It will help free you from gallblagger pain. I had such terrible attack the emergency room though Imhad a heart attack . After tests no hearts attack so given pain meds and sent home till the next attack.

      it is such a relief really I felt so much bett after a couple of weeks.mwatch your food and satay away fro greasy spoons. 

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      Hi Lisa thanks for your reply, thank god all went well & I had keyhole surgery so glad it's over. I stayed in hospital one night , I felt fantastic like I'd had nothing done except for sore belly button. Woke up this morning thought I was going to die pain was unbearable, like someone twisting my guts! It calmed down once I went toilet & took pain killers! Not to bad now just very very sore ! Thanks for text xx

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    Hi BIG THANK YOU to all you lovely people who took time to reply, your kind thoughts & words were very helpful. Thank goodness it's over arrived at hospital 7.30am & told I was first on the list but never went to theatre till 12noon they said i need intensive care bed for recovery, due to my sleep apnea & stent I had after heart attack 2013.  So I got to see Consultant in the morning when I arrived very nice man took his time explaining everything he was real assuring & The anesthetise both put me at ease. All done & dusted I got away with keyhole surgery, only now arrived at the ward  22.05pm all good feeling fine. I'm not bad at all especially Only having my knee replacement surgery 6wks ago ! Just like waiting for a bus then two come together! Xx

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