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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    A section will contribute to your pain though. You may even find the attacks settle down once bub is out.
    Speaking from experience, it will contribute to your pain in a really significant way. I'm not trying to dismiss the pain you're in which I'm sure is horrendous, but I'm struggling to understand how having a c-section will lesson it?

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    Its not so much that i think a c-section will lesson the pain its more so, so i can get the stones out at the same time- times are really tought at the moment financially and we can't afford to have my fiance off any more from work. its will be tough financially for him to be there for the birth but of course we dobt want him missing it. so if he needs to take additional time off we hinhonestly. wont manage. nit to meantion the pain.

    i have a chest infection about 3 months ago and all the coughing irritated the stones which is how the hospital initially discovered them. just seems like things have gone downhill pain wise since as there are mornings i can't even get out of bed and i am worried that if i am like this now how can i look after our baby

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    Can your mum or someone else stay with you after the gb op? A friend or mil or sibling? A c section means no driving for 6 weeks from memory, it has a much longer recovery time than a vaginal birth as it is major abdominal survey and would be done by a specialist, not an obstetrician who'd normally do a c sect- I doubt very much they'd be done at the same time, sorry. I know when DH had his out, fatty foods would really flare up the attacks til the gb was removed. I know it must be awful. Hang in there xx

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    Unfortunately lots of women get gallstones during pregnancy, including me, and they are horrible. Usually removal will be done 6-8 weeks after a c-section, even if you have complications like liver disfunction and are already having a section, they don't do them at the same time :-(

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    There is pretty much no chance of a C-section and gall bladder removal being done at the same time. The cuts are very far from each other - bikini line versus under right rib cage. A gall bladder removal is done as a general Anaesthetic while a C-section a spinal anaesthetic.

    As PP's have said as well, recovery from a C-section is longer than a normal delivery. I was up and having a shower an hour after my DD was born. I had small 2cm tear versus a significant 10cm abdominal incision. Speak to your OB about your concerns.

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    I will defenatly be raising all my concerns with the specialist tomorrow. all of your answers were not what i was hopung for but i do appreciate the honesty. i wish there was more they could do though.

    thanks again all

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    One more thing expectingnumber4 - don't underestimate the benefit of REGULAR Panadol, ie. 2 tablets 3 times a day. Technically 4 times a day is safe but only if completely normal liver function, which I'm not sure about. Taking 2 Panadol when you're having a GB attack is not gonna be that helpful, but if you dose up regularly, it's safe and will provide better pain relief.
    Obviously speak to your OB/pharmacist, but it's definitely something you SHOULD be doing if you're experiencing daily pain.

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    As others have said, you won't get the gall bladder surgery and c-section at the same time. You said you are worried about not being able to look after your baby, but what about in the 6 week recovery period after a c-section? How will you look after the baby then? You will recover much faster from a VB and you will be able to care for your baby straight away, you won't have to worry about not being able to get out of bed for days or not being able to pick up your baby. Plus you will then have to wait even longer for GB surgery because you will need to be completely recovered from the c-section first.

    You can demand a c-section all you want but if you are going public you probably won't get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expectingnumber4 View Post
    i understand where all of you are coming from but they can't expect ppl to properly care for a neeborn in constant pain to the point they can't even walk. To me it just seems silly
    That is exactly what a csection will do to you. I have had 2, plus GB removal and I guarantee csection recovery is far worse that GS pain.

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