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kimber9807
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   Posted 4/14/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Palady,I know it has been years since you had your gb surgery  but I was wondering if you could have some input. Did you find  3 weeks post op every little thing you tried to do physcially even if it was a small task . did you find that your stomach swelled,muscle pain near incisions and incision pain got worse ?  I guess I was just wondering if this is a normal part of healing?  I appreciate any input. I hope you are having a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added today: folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


BethW
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   Posted 4/14/2010 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not Palady, but... I had my gallbladder out in '99, so... it's been a while. I don't remember anything like you're describing happening to me. I was achy for a few days, but I seem to remember bouncing back pretty quick. A friend of mine had her gallbladder out last month, and I think she was pain-free within a week or so, and regained all of her energy within 3 weeks. She's still figuring out how not having a gallbladder influences her digestion (ie, things that trigger problems). Granted, she's not a CPP, but...

All that said, my husband had his gallbladder out in '92, and he had complications. He was in the Navy at the time, and they sent him to Bethesda Naval Hospital to be evaluated. After doing every G/I test they could come up with, they finally figured out that one of his nerves was tangled in the scar tissue. He continued to have gb symptoms until they "killed" the nerve. When I had my surgery 7 years later, I asked my surgeon about it, and he said it does happen on occasion- it's just one of those flukey things.

I really think you need to talk to your doctor more.
DDD (4 levels- L2-3 thru L5-S1)


kimber9807
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   Posted 4/14/2010 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your advice beth. I did talk to my surgeons office on monday . He just chalked it up that i was doing too much to soon . to rest often and ease back to normal activities and listen to my body. He said it could be 2 or 3 more weeks of taking it easy. If this is not disappeared by next week . I will call him back and make an appt. as we dont have the co pay this week. I hope you have a lpd. I was just asking advice from people that had gb surgery . I know he is the expert but he didnt have gb surgery as far as I know . I dont have no more gb attacks symptoms. surgery cured that. it just the surgery pain and im not bouncing back as I should. Take Care.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added today: folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


MsBunky
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   Posted 4/14/2010 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Kimber, I think I replied to you in another post about my experience - I had a number of gallstones, but the HIDA test showed my gallbladder was functioning normally, so I went for 2 years in pain before they had to remove it in emergency surgery. I had it done laprascopically, and I was feeling good in no time. I didn't have the kind of pain your describing after all this time, which is why I suggested asking your surgeon if it's at all possible there is a stone stuck in a duct that might be causing the pain.

I hope things get better for you soon - when they say to take it easy, they really mean it....do as little as possible so you can recover.

Here's to some great pampering!!

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine, Cesamet, plus Vitamin D and Multi-Vitamin daily


PAlady
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   Posted 4/14/2010 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Kimber,
It would be like comparing apples to oranges to compare your surgery to mine. When I had it done back in 1969 (yikes!) they cut an incision right down the middle of your stomach, and it was not laproscopic by any means. I thought I felt "ok" after a couple of months, but it took a long longer for me to be able to stand up straight or even yawn without pain because it would stretch the incision. Then about 6 months after the surgery I had a major relapse because I was doing too much, but I was 19 and had no idea what healing from major surgery was like. It just can't be compared with you, but I do think that sometimes because you don't see things on the "outside" you don't realize how much was done on the "inside" that needs to heal. If your doctor is saying you're doing too much, he may be right. I know you want to be better (who doesn't?) but try to relax and give it more time, and keep checking with your doctor and following his lead.

You know sometimes it can depend on how inflamed the gall bladder was when they took it out. I know I had been on a very restricted diet for several months before my surgery, to try to prevent those horrible attacks, and I lost a lot of weight (wish I could have kept it off! LOL), but they told me after the surgery that it meant my gall bladder wasn't inflamed and easier to remove.

Either way, unless your doctor tells you to be concerned, I think you just have to have patience, and take a look at activities that might be aggravating the pain. And also, not everyone else has CP on top of the surgery healing, and that makes a difference.

This probably doesn't help much, but people who have had their gall bladders out laproscopically likely have more they can share that's relevant to you.

PaLady

kimber9807
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   Posted 4/15/2010 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Palady, I appreciate your advice . I figured this was normal healing . I was just push myself too much . I truly believe I am going to take another 3 weeks to feel better . You are so right just because my outside incisions are healing well. It doesnt mean my inside incisions are they moved insides around to get to my gallbladder so most likely I have alot of inflammation in there and bruising from my organs being moved around. I have learned my lesson I am going to take it easy for the next 3 weeks . But I will consult the surgeon next week and make an appt if no better to get his advice. Thank you so much you make me feel better . Hubby keeps joking you are so bloated could you be pregnant lol Im like I dont think so . its impossible for that to happen . I hope you have a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added today: folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


kimber9807
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 492
   Posted 4/15/2010 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I emailed my surgeon and told him my pain is no better . I couldnt go into detail cause there was 200 max words you could type including spaces. I asked him if he can refill my lortab til then cause I was in a lot of pain . I requested an appt for next thursday. I am just waiting him or his staff to email me back.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added today: folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.

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