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   Posted 3/4/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,im still sick from the hida scan but  it showed my gallbladder is only functioning at 50 percent. Surgery for removal within 2 weeks. When I have a date for surgery I will let you all know. I hope everyone has a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis and aslo gallbladder disease aka biliary colic.
meds:bentyl,zofran aciphex ,ambien and  trazodone.

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   Posted 3/4/2010 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry your still sick from that scan and hope your feeling better soon, will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...
Lots of soft healing hugz
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   Posted 3/4/2010 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Kimber9807! Sorry to hear that your sick, but at least the test showed what it was supposed to. Now we have to get you well! Let us know how the surgery goes, and they have that down pretty well now. I'm sure you will feel much better once that is done and out of the way. Take care!

DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.

White Beard
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   Posted 3/4/2010 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi kimber9807

Well that explains allot! You will feel much better after it is out. I know what your going through, I had mine taken out in May of 2007? or was it 2008? anyway, things were much much better after it was out! no more of nausae and vomiting all the time and the pain in the back just under the right shoulder blade! Now days it is a pretty simple procedure! I am glad your getting it taken care of! I wish You well! adn Good Luck to YOU!

White Beard

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   Posted 3/4/2010 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear that kimber , I hope all goes well with your procedure , please try to stay strong , I'm sure yoou know how great this place is for support , please use it as much as you need to . you are in my prayers friend , may all go well for you !
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines - Oxycontin , percocet , Oxycondone , Celelbrex ,Avalox , lasix .

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   Posted 3/4/2010 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kimber...

Glad you are done with that test! And will soon be feeling so much better after your surgery!!!..I agree with's amazing how they do surgeries nowadays laparoscopically...I had my appendix out back in before Thanksgiving...and went in the am..and was out right after lunchtime...

Will be saying prayers for you and hope you have a speedy recovey:)
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
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(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
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   Posted 3/4/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Mike and snowy.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis and aslo gallbladder disease aka biliary colic.
meds:bentyl,zofran aciphex ,ambien and  trazodone.

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   Posted 3/4/2010 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
It's always nice to know exactly what the problem is........I am sorry you are still sick from the test ~ take care of yourself, get lots of rest and I'm sending prayers and hugs your way for the surgery - - - - hope you have a tolerable pain day!

Cardiomyopathy, Celiac Disease, High Blood Pressure, 2 Fusions @ L4, L5, S1, 2 Fusions @ C7 & C8, Implantible bone growth stimulator cervically, and soon to have Neurostimulation Therapy to treat lumbar, Chronic Pain Sufferer for 8 years, take several meds daily to survive! Looking for a miracle I think ~

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   Posted 3/4/2010 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad you're going to have this problem resolved soon! Like WhiteBeard and others have said, once it's out you're going to feel a LOT better! I had mine out back in 1969 (I was only 19!) and it was a much bigger deal then - didn't have the laproscopic procedures they have now, so while this is still surgery, it's not going to be like a huge cute or anything. I still have the scar in the middle of my abdomen - and you won't have that.

Try to take it easy for the next couple of weeks, follow docs orders and eat bland so as to not aggravate it too much, and in two weeks you'll be on your way to recovery!



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   Posted 3/4/2010 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Sorry you are feeling so lousy, but I'm glad that they got things figured out. Hopefully you'll feel better after you have your gallbladder removed. Good luck with the surgery!


Retired Mom
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   Posted 3/4/2010 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with your surgery. I had this done about 8 years ago and, although it is surgery and should be done by a surgeon specializing in abdominal surgery, it was nothing next to the others I have had. The surgery was no where near as bad as the stomach virus I got the day after I left the hospital and the complications that it caused after the procedure.

I will keep you in my prayers.

On a separate note, I just spoke with my sister-in-law (a nurse) who apparently had emergency gallbladder surgery this past Saturday. She says she is home and doing very well, but will be out of work for about two weeks. Her gallbladder was highly inflamed and had a stone stuck in the duct. The surgery was a great success and she is feeling much better now.

All the best to you!

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