Need Ideas-My friend is having gallbladder surgery

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Just buy her big baggy t-shirts/PJ shirts and yoga pants….. or just buy PJs all together. I just had my gall bladder out last month. I didnt feel comfortable in pants for a few weeks. My MIL bought me a bunch of PJs and that was the best gift I got. 

Add: my hubby also bought me a back support pillow which also was great. Maybe also buy some low fat snacks (like less than 5 grams of fat) or very low fat chicken soup with a nice mug- since she wont be able to have a lot of fat. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  SparkleBee11.
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Food is always a solid choice in situations like that. Nobody wants to cook when they’re feeling icky and can’t get around too well, but everyone needs to eat!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

How about offer to help her with household chorse like vaccuming while she recovers….alot of people dont realize it but after surgery even laproscopic you have driving, and lifting restrictions, so make her a little book of coupons or something or just volunteer to drive her to follow up appointments, to help her get grocereis, or her laundry….ect….watch kiddos is she has them…most docs say  nothing over 20 lbs (for a lap chole anyways) which you dont know how light 20lbs is until you cant lift anything over it…..

that or food….but seriously just a hand with this or that for a few weeks after surgery will be greatly appreciated…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

megz06:  Yeah you should maybe try to help her out with driving and chores and stuff. Like Soonerbee07 said, your friend is going to have restrictions as far as driving and weight lifting goes. She may not be able to drive herself to follow up appointments. 

I’m getting laparoscopic surgery in december and won’t be able to drive for almost a month. That’d be really nice if someone offered to do that for me (of course by then DH will, but if I didn’t have him)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

precooking stuff she can freeze and heat will be best. BUT…make sure it is low fat. After the gall bladder is out most cannot tolerate fatty foods right at first. It will go right through them if you know what I mean. 

Cooking, cleaning, helping and just having company I’m sure will help. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

megz06:  Does she like crosswords or Sudoku? She probably won’t want to move around much the 1st couple days (had mine out, too).

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I second the PJ’s idea, when I got mine out I was very uncomfortable in anything but sweats and pj’s for about a week. I also remember being very tired and sleeping lots so a nice back support pillow as someone else suggested or a blanket would be a nice touch! 

During my recovery time I was pretty bored for the most part, there’s only so much TV you can watch! Maybe include a few magazines or books, and some low fat snack options would also be helpful since she will have trouble eating fats for a few days after surgery (at least that was my experience). 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

megz06: Hey, I had mine removed two years ago. Comfy PJs are a good idea. Is she having keyhole? If so bras will be uncomfortable for a good couple of weeks or so, I lived in crop tops. I ate rich tea biscuits too as they were nice and plain. Hope her surgery goes well.

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