Has anyone had their gall bladder removed?
I am having mine out in 3 weeks and I am not sure what to expect afterwards.
The surgeon I have seen said I should feel back to normal within a week or so. He said I should avoid lifting for a few weeks but was realistic and knows with a 12 months old that is not going to happen.
DF is taking the week off work, will that be enough time? My MIL has offered to come and stay with DF goes back to work if I still need help.
What is the pain like afterwards?
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28-07-2014 10:04 #1
Gall bladder removal
28-07-2014 10:24 #2
I had mine out years ago (was 17). I had 2 days off school and played a netball grandfinal 5 days later. My only issues post surgery was the pain in shoulders from trapped gas they use during the procedure.
I lost a lot of weight in the 6 months post surgery as majority of things I ate went straight through me then my body got used to it.
I've had another surgery 2 weeks ago and also told not to pick up anything heavier than a cuppa for 6 weeks...with a 15kg 18mo that's impossible - so good luck with that too
Hope you feel better once it's all done x
28-07-2014 10:32 #3
I had my gallbladder removed nearly 7 years ago. The pain wasn't too bad. I felt really washed out for about 10 days but general anaesthetic tends to do that to me.
28-07-2014 12:36 #4
I had mine out in march this year though slightly different situation as mine was badly infected so wasn't a planned surgery.
I was in a lot of pain for 3-4days but having spoken to others who've had gall bladders removed in planned surgery i think a lot of my pain was due to the infection combined with the surgery.
I was pretty much back to normal about 10days post op.
My DS had just turned 1 a fortnight before my op.
I could pick him up after a few days but found it hard to put him in & out of the cot for a couple weeks
28-07-2014 13:58 #5
I am really not looking forward to having it done but its better than the pain I get some times from it.
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