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Hi all I just wanted to share my positive experience: I finally had my gallbladder removed on 29 Jan after being on the NHS waiting list for 50 weeks. I was understandably worried beforehand that the lasting effects of the op may be worse than the pain I had been dealing with but I knew I had to do it. I am 45 yr old female, overweight. I had to follow a pre-op diet to soften my liver. The op went to plan and I stayed in overnight. Had 2 weeks off work which I needed as I was wiped out. I can honestly say I wasn't in any major pain, just discomfort and soreness at my wound sights. They used glue to seal the wounds with dissolvable stitches underneath, which was great as no dressings. I stopped needing painkillers on day 6 and now, just over 3 weeks later, I feel completely back to normal again.
I am so glad I had the op, I am able to eat whatever I like and I haven't suffered for it. I didn't even suffer any gas bloating or shoulder pain. In fact I can't believe I got away with it all so lightly!
Good luck to anyone else who is still waiting for their op.
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