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Four years ago I reluctantly consented to allowing my surgeon to use the robotic surgery to remove my GB. I have never regretted anything more. The "small incision" was huge. Over 5" vertical through my belly button. Within a few days an infection developed, and 8 weeks of antibiotics later I thought all was well. Wrong again. The incision site was very sore. I continued to have all the same problems that I had with digestion prior to the surgery. Then a hernia in the incision began to develop, and was the size of half a football before I got the surgeon to listen to me and repair it.
He kept telling me that the nausea and the food intolerance would resolve soon. He explained that the liver has to take over for the GB (I already knew this) Now four years later the stomach problems are worse. I can't eat hardly anything, I am sick of mashed potatoes and puddings. Literally everything I eat wants to come back. I finally quit work so I could stay home and suffer in private. I don't go out with friends any longer, can't eat any of the foods that I managed to eat before the surgery.
The doctors have no answers except that maybe a "small" piece of GB was left behind, or a calcification (stone) from inside the GB is still in a duct. Speculations, but no answers. Nothing shows on the scans. None of the doctors can explain the severe pain in the phantom GB.
Has anyone else had these problems. God, I hope not.
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