Had the laparoscopic gall bladder surgery tuesday and.....

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2013-06-28 15:05:00 -0500
Started 2013-06-27 09:09:25 -0500

not so good for me. The one stone I had was big, about the size of a golf ball, and it was hard for them to remove the gall bladder they did a lot of stretching and things, so that is why I had more pain that many who have this done and also, I was SO very sick from the anesthesia and pain meds.. when woke up in recovery I was extremely nauseated, trying to throw up, with nothing to come up, y'all know how bad that is, and lots of pain!! I stayed that way most of the late afternoon at home and all night long that night!! I was getting dehydrated, could not keep crackers down, or even water!! but by midnight, I slowly got better and could keep some light things down, however, my pain was pretty bad yesterday, when I expected it to be better. Today, the pain is better!! Praise the Lord! I refused to take narcotics around the clock, but I did take some, I tried to use OTC pain relievers but they did not help all that much.

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tabby9146 2013-06-28 15:04:10 -0500 Report

even better today just very sore, that is great! don't need to take anything for that. did not need to take anything yesterday, able to do more. hate to be down. it has been nice getting more help around the house but that is coming to an end soon, just have to watch not to lift anything much

locarb 2013-06-27 21:08:14 -0500 Report

I am SO sorry that you had this experience. I had kidney stone surgery almost one month ago and it was also awful. I still am "recovering." I find that my endurance has been compromised. I have gone back to yoga and the gym but at a greatly reduced level.

I wish you God's speed in your recovery and all the best always.

Harlen 2013-06-27 15:49:10 -0500 Report

I know it never works for me that way either and I have a high pain threshold .
Get well soon

tabby9146 2013-06-27 09:10:25 -0500 Report

so there was all these people, family members, friends, friends of friends, that had this done, and almost everyone talked about it, like there was hardly a thing to it, but I had problems they did not have, so I caution anyone who is having this, do not do like I did, and expect it to all go that way, sometimes it does not.