Update on daughter's surgery

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Acheybody
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   Posted 7/27/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, everyone.  My daughter had her gallbladder out last Friday and came home the same day.  Everything went fine, and she's recuperating.  The only thing that's a little weird is that the doc said it wasn't enlarged or inflamed and he couldn't feel anything in it (it still has to go through the lab.)  She's only 24 and it's kind of creepy, thinking that what if it wasn't the gallbladder, maybe she had it out for nothing?  And I know in some people, not having one can cause problems.  It didn't with me, but anyway...
Achey
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AustenFan
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   Posted 7/27/2010 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a similar issue. I was having lots of abdominal pain and had my gallbladder removed, but my doc also said that it wasn't inflamed, and I didn't have any stones. After pathology looked at it, I was told that it contained "sand" (I guess the precursor to "stones"). I did feel better after the surgery.

Edited to add: I was in my early twenties too.

Hugs - Austen
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EML
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   Posted 7/27/2010 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Achey,
I'm glad she is home and everything went well.
Keeping her in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

My niece had hers out at 18
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sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 7/27/2010 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi achey, I will be praying that the gallbladder was the only issue involved here. I had mine out at 23 and never had any problems from having it removed. Keep your chin up you are a great mom who is not afraid to fight for her kids.
Gentle Hugs
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TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 7/27/2010 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad that the surgery went well, Achey. I'd been wondering if she had it done.

My elderly mother had hers out last year. Her surgeon said that not all bad gall bladders have stones. They can simply be diseased, inflammed, or infected. Mom's was full of stones, diseased and contained the MRSA infection. I don't think having a diseased gallbladder would necessarily mean there is anything more sinister going on in her body - it could just be a diagnosis unto itself. In fact, one doctor asked me if gall bladder disease ran in my family --- so maybe it isn't that unusual. Try to relax if you can. Maybe you can google about it and find some more info that might comfort both of you.

As for living without a gall bladder, I've been researching that for my mom's case. It turns out that it can be a problem if you are eating a meal with too much fat/grease. My pharmacist and an RN at her dotor's office confirmed my internet research - yet her doctor didn't talk about it at all. The gall bladder is no longer there to release the exact amounts of stuff to digest fat and grease. It would normally hold bile from the liver and release as necessary. So your liver has to release stuff on its own - and it has no storage capacity. If it has to contend with a huge greasy, fatty meal, it might just not have enough stuff to digest it - and you'll end up with a gut ache and diarrhea. Nothing permanently disabling, but it sure isn't a lot of fun. So she might want to just watch her diet a little bit - especially at the beginning. I have read that if a person has big problems with digestion after losing the gall bladder there are digestive medications that can be prescribed. Haven't looked into that to tell you more.

Please try to relax. You and your daughter need to have the opportunity to unwind from everything you've been through recently.

Wishing only good stuff from here on out!

Post Edited (TheChickenPrincess) : 7/27/2010 1:36:04 PM (GMT-6)


Libby08
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   Posted 7/27/2010 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad the surgery went well.  Will be praying for her recovery to continue to go well.

crazykitty
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   Posted 7/27/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad your daughter is doing better. I've had my gallbladder out for 33years and
have eaten my share of fat since it has been gone with no problems....I've
consumed alot of chocolate in those years and that used to trigger my attacks.
Hope your girls continue to do well!

hugs, Robin
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KellieJo
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   Posted 7/27/2010 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Well we will depend on God that she doesn't have any problems and trust in him. I'm glad she is doing good after all you guys have been through.

Acheybody
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   Posted 7/27/2010 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I appreciate all your good wishes, as always! So far, so good.
Achey
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.......fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed
    
 


Hara
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   Posted 7/28/2010 12:31 AM (GMT -7)   
My brother and I have both had our gallbladders out and have had no problems at all. So it really depends on the person and their health at the time.
 
HARA

mama6
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   Posted 7/28/2010 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Achey,
Better safe than sorry. idea I'm glad she is doing ok, and hopefully she will be feeling better after this. In my prayers. Heather
Mama6

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