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Aside from my anxieties surrounding the operation such as fear of death due to complications or having to covert to open procedure. I'm worrying that I might be one of the people who suffer from long term diarrhoea afterwards.
I read how some of you are in pain everyday and have a very limited diet. Whereas though I have multiple gallstones I have 'only' had two severe attacks I.e (was admitted overnight both times and called ambulance for the first as thought it was a heart attack) the attacks lasted for hours and only IV morphine took away the pain. Day to day I eat what I want and though I get grumbles of mild pain in gb area and often lack energy. I'm not in severe pain everyday. However I due fear another attack especially as what I eat doesn't seem to effect it so I don't have control over it.
The surgeon I saw advised removal as he said in his experience once gallstones start causing pain it usually continues and puts you at higher risk of complications. He said complications from surgery including diarrhoea are rare and if I do get diarrhoea it should go after a few weeks/months.
I guess I'm after your thoughts in what you would do in my situation, and your experiences on how your surgery went.
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