Post # 16
I’ve had gall stones for many years. I was supposed to have my gall bladder removed about 4 years ago but I was taking care of my ill father. So I put it off. I recently had another ultrasound done and my Dr. said I do need to have it removed but it’s not urgent unless I start having a lot of attacks again. My pain would be more in my back than abdominal. I know pear juice would help soooo much. It’s just hard to find.
I’ve had a few friends and family have it done though. Only one says she still have issues and had a bad experience but the majority have said it was smooth and feel much better now. I hope yours goes well and you have a speedy recovery. 🙂
Post # 17
Just take it easy after surgery don’t rush to recovery, thats where I really messed up!!
Post # 18
I have, I have a family history of problems with it. I got mine out just when problems were starting since I was young (got it out right after 21st birthday) and the doctor just took out my dads a few months before and was one of the worst cases he’s seen so didn’t want to take a chance on me. It was pretty easy. Need to hold your stomach for a bit after and apply pressure when walking or have a pillow behind back when sitting up to relieve pressure. Just take it easy and eat lean foods after (chicken instead of meat). Have some problems digesting things sometimes normally right after I eat my stomach may hurt, but doesn’t always. Sometimes greasy things make it hurt since that’s what the galbladder does is sort through that. But all in all was easy just have tiny scars.
Post # 19
Ama14: I’m sure you already have all the advice you need from other posters, but I got my gallbladder removed this summer and Im doing well!
Recovery took about 6 weeks. I’m not sure what your pain threshold is but it wasn’t too painful for me. I took my drugs when I needed it and was pretty alright.
I’ve had both a laproscopic surgery and a we’re-cutting-you-open surgery and this gallbladder removal (which was laproscopic) was waaaaaay easier/faster/better than being cut up.
You’ll be fine!