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I am just back from the hospital where I am having my gallbladder removed on Tues 21st. I was swabbed for Mrsa,given an ecg,and had a full blood count The nurse couldn't get blood out of either of my arms and had to have a doctor to do it. To say I was stressed is an understatement. I have never had any problems having blood taken beforeand she said it was very slow.Also,as I have said in a previous post,I have a \"funny\" heartbeat known as Left Bundle Branch Block,which I have been assured is nothing to worry about. Well,not according to them, as I was told I would have to have a letter from my Gp for the Anaesthetist. I am going private for this,and they have no access to my NHS records so I have managed to get an Appt for Monday morning to see a GP,before I can get a letter. I wish I had just stuck with the good old NHS now as this has been a hassle from start to finish. The consultant they arranged for me does his clinic at this hospital but his operations at another,and my healthcare provider don't have a contract with them. Even the nurse seemed surprised that he was operating from there and said that normally the stitches dissolved ,but \" She didnt know if he used dissolving ones\" I have to wait on the results from all the blood,urine etc tests today,and \" If there is anything wrong we will be iin touch\"

I just feel they should have done this pre op test sooner,as I only have till Monday now to get this sorted out.

Very stressed out now,and worried even more about the anaesthetic

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    Dear Plain Jane What a day you have had. Try not to despair and just wish with every bone in your body that things all get sorted out for the best. It is bad enough feeling so ill with this complaint without having to have the other worries. I am sure it will all come together and you will be having your op as arranged on the 21st. It is normal to worry. I am anxious about mine on the 25th but just keep telling myself that I can't go on the way I am.

    Try not to get down hearted and think how much better you will feel soon. smile

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    Thanks for replying Gemini. I know I need to get the gallbladder out,but it,s the spectre of heart disease I am worrying about now They can't take that out and send you home. None of the GP.s who have read my records have said I need any treatment for this,and even the consultant who is doing the GB operation said I see you have a bit of left bundle branch block, and didnt say that it was a problem.I will ask the Gp on Monday morning exactly what it is. I have googled it,and it doesnt seem as innocuous as all that,so I want some answers now.Only good thing is the gallstones seem to have settled these past few weeks,apart from a \"trapped wind\" feeling after dinner yesterday,and I can't wait till it's all over .

    Good Luck to you on the 25th. I will let you know how mine goes if it all goes ahead on tuesday,

    Take care

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    Good luck with your appointment on Monday with your GP. Hope all goes well on Tuesday with the op. You will be feeling a lot better before you know it. :D
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    plan jane - i hope you managed to get everything sorted out with your dr today and are still on track for your op tomorrow.

    good luck for tomorrow - i hope all goes well.

    try to relax and have a good night - i know easier said than done!!

    let us know how you are getting on, when you are feeling up to it.

    take care and all the best.

    vix

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    thanks Vixen and Gemini. The dr was annoyed at them for making me do all the checking and paperwork. She said all they had to do was phone the surgery,and they could fax on any letters etc that they required.She has given me a printout of a letter stating that I have this LBBB but that it is long standing and no further action was needed. She said there is no treatment as such anyway,and it would only be a problem if it showed up when other heart conditions were present.I have my overnight bag all packed,and have eaten my dry toast for breakfast (just to be on the safe side,as I dont want any upset stomachs today)Nothing to eat after 8 am To be at the hospital for 12 and operation about 2 pm.

    Wish me luck,as I am very nervous.

    But,as Arnie says, I will be back,hopefully even by tomorrow evening,I will be back on line and you all will be the first to know.

    Thanks for all the good wishes. Much appreciated.

    Bye for now

    Jean

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    Will be thinking of you Jean. Glad there are no hiccups. Think nice thoughts and all will be well. Look forward to hearing how you are etc.
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    Well I am home All went well Didnt have the trapped wind but quite a lot of pain and the surgeon said it was because my Gb was swollen,and I had 2 large stones as well as the smaller sludge,and in his words.It is just as well you had it removed I am recovering well They gave me some Tramadol,and also paracetemol and ibuprofen,but the ibuprofen upsets my stomach and I hadn't eaten anything really since Tuesday morning. I took a Tramadol this morning and it has helped a great deal. I am getting up and walking about every hour or so,and I have to say that getting up or down off a chair is the hardest part

    So Gemini Don.t worry It isnt as bad as I thought it would be Good luck on the 25th let us know how it goes with you

    Jean

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    So glad everything went ok Jean. You have given me encouragement. Hope you continue to recovery quickly and be back on form soon. Maggie :D
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    well done jean, glad everything went well for you :D

    yeah the getting up and down bit is a bit of an ordeal to start with - i found it was good to try and get up quickly rather than dragging myself slowly up. yes there was discomfort but it was not drawn out.. its good to get moving and walking about - but no lifting or housework for you at the moment mrs!! take it easy and relax - let others wait on you, you have had an op they have not!! all the best for your continued recovery let us know how you get on!

    vix

    good luck maggie for your op on saturday.

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    Many thanks vix. Am hanging on here. Taking Domperidone to stop the vomitting but still unable to eat much. Never mind it won't be long.
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    Good to hear your op went well [b:4f325484a5]plain jane[/b:4f325484a5], yes it feels like youve been hit by a bus at first :D
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    good luck maggie for tommorrow - i hope all goes well - let us know how you are getting on when you fell able to.

    i will be thinking of you tommorrow!

    vix

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    Thanks Vixen. Feeling a bit jittery. Hard seeing the family go off. Let you know as soon as I can how things went. Thanks everyone for this supportive site. Speak to you soon.
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    Hi folks, I am home and feeling good. Everything well and I have very little pain indeed just some wind across the shoulders which is a little uncomfortable and feeling a bit weak. I had superb care. They gave me a tube of my gallstones. 2 very big ones in it and a load of smaller ones, at least 30. No wonder I have felt so ill. I say to anyone worrying about having the gallbladder out to just go ahead. When you see the gunk that is inside you its got to be better to get rid of it.

    Thanks for everyones support it has been so helpful.

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    Hi Gemini

    Glad everything went well for you - can't wait till I have mine out!!

    benji :D

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