Gallbladder removal today

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  1. jagervol01
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    Due to persistent indigestion accompanied with some acute pain in my upper abdomen I made an appointment with my doctor and after a battery of tests were done it has been recommended that I have my gallbladder taken out. I guess a lifetime of fried food and pasta has caught up with me. It is an outpatient procedure and apparently non-invasive but since it's my first surgery since having my tonsils out as a child, I am a little nervous. I was wondering if anyone else here has had this done and what I can expect as far as recovery time. (I used a whole week of vacation for this and hope that wasn't a waste). Thanks.
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    hope the procedure goes smoothly and your recovery is speedy......
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    Best of luck jager. I hope you are up and fit as a fiddle soon.
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    I had my taken out back in 92- in and out with a few days of discomfort and no heavy lifting for a couple of weeks- will say a prayer for you
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    Had it done in '05. Relatively painless after the first 2 days. You can expect gas pain if you have the procedure done laparoscopically. If I'm not mistaken they sort of blow you up like a balloon with some gas to do the procedure, after it is over the gas has to escape and can feel like it is behind your ribs. I had some difficulty sleeping the first night but after that I was fine.

    My dad had his out 3 years go and had none of my side effects. Good luck to you!
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    I had mine out about 3 years ago. I will say of all the surgeries I have had Gallbladder was the least painful. I've had shoulder, foot, appendix, heart and gallbladder surgeries. If you have ever been beat up and kicked in the stomach a few times that is what you will feel like for a day or so, no real sharp or heavy pain mostly soreness, then you will have very little pain. I was back to work in a week, no heavy lifting. Good luck with it.

    Now if you want to hear about pain just ask me about shoulder surgery. Foot surgery was next.
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    Good luck and Godspeed.
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    so how is the recover going?
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    Pretty good and thanks for asking and for the well wishes on here. You guys are great. It really wasn't bad at all. I'm just sore right now and tired. I haven't tried to eat yet or go to the bathroom so I don't know what kind of experience that will be but so far this isn't bad. Btw, one of my surgeons said, "That was nasty. You're gallbladder will be studied by top men - TOP MEN." Like the guy at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Lol. Thanks guys! Go Vols/Gators!
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    feel better jager!
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    Get better soon and Go Gators. :)
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    What kind of diet/lifestyle changes accompany this?

    Glad youre ok, just wondering if you have to abstain from anything in particular.
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    Glad you're doing it during the offseason.

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    I've had my share of gall bladder issues, needless to say it was some of the most intense pain i've ever been in and don't wish that on anyone. It also figures that once I got insurance I stopped having the issues with it.


    I had a doctor keep me for 2 days against my will because they were going to take it out, but told me there was nothing he can do when he found out that I didn't have insurance. My bill was 15k for those two days, my mom had hers taken out two years ago and the whole surgery was barley 10k
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    Matters on the person, but the absence of a gallbladder leads to unregulated bile in the digestive system. I am probably looking at it when mine finally fails in what will likely be the near future.
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    Greasy foods will run through like water.
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    You probably already know it, but your stools are going to be green for awhile until your liver cuts back on bile production.
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    It's not too bad with the laparoscopy. I had mine done on January 8th, 2007...and got home in time for kickoff. :D

    Just remember, when the doctor says no heavy lifting, he means nothing heavier than a gallon if milk. You don't want a hernia afterwards.
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    Wow 51...are you a crash-test dummy or a former football player?
    Could I ask you how old you are right now if you don't mind?
    What age did you have your heart & shoulder surgery?
    And how often do you get 'beat-up'? :ninja:

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