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i had my gallbladder removed by keyhole yesterday after significant problems for over a year. Despite being warned I was likely to need open surgery due to recent repeated bouts of pancreatitis the surgery was textbook. Went down at 8.45 in recovery by 10.30 and left hospital at 1pm. Even felt well enough to pop out for lunch (pie and mash on my return home.
Was sore yesterday afternoon and evening but nothing too major and found I stiffened up quite badly as the day wore on to the point I couldn't bend or move my entire torso ( again not overly painful but awkward). There is some very black bruising around my belly button and one of the wounds has bled a little and I've had some twinges in shoulders ( more so in the shoulder I've had two ops on a couple of years ago not sure if that is significant). Managed to lie on both sides with little discomfort in bed reading and slept on front.
pain and stiffness is about the same this morning. My question is having read tons of info out there this seems to be miraculous and I'm worried that I'm suddenly going to be in for a shock. Has anyone else felt so well and did it last. I know I have a high pain threshold and have always been the type to just get on with things as normal if I can but don't want to do this if I risk suddenly worsening.
Any advice or people's own stories would be really welcome :-)
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