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BGD2Me
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 6/27/2006 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,

I have to go into surgery Thursday for my gall bladder. I was just wondering if anyone has had surgery since their dx and how they did. If surgery sent anyone into an exacerbation or if it took longer to recoup.

Any info would be great yeah


Thanks,
Lysha
When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.


uppitycats
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   Posted 6/27/2006 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Are you having the laproscopic surgery --where there's a very tiny incision, they go in with tiny instruments, remove it, and you're "good to go"?

Or the more extensive cut-across-your-abdomen sort of gall bladder surgery (more "old fashioned" and out of date, but sometimes necessary)?

Any kind of surgery is a stress to the body. And sometimes -- but not always -- the stress can cause your MS symptoms to flare up.

I did have gall bladder surgery years ago -- the extensive kind -- and also had MS, and had NO complications afterwards.  In fact, I got them to release me early (I wanted to go HOME!!), and I moved, and ended up having an entirely different doctor remove the stitches, some weeks later!  :) (I certainly wouldn't recommend this...just the way it worked for me!!)

Do be SURE, though, to tell your doctor, your surgeon, the anesthesiologist -- EVERYONE connected to your case - -that you have MS.  And be SURE to tell them ALL about any meds  you are on, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter stuff, natural meds that you've picked up at the health foods store, or were given by well-meaning friends --

ANYTHING that you ingest that is not your normal food and drink. For that matter, be sure to tell them if you consume alcohol, or smoke, or do illegal drugs!  All of these things will affect how the anesthegia might affect you, and might interact with your MS, so they *need to know*.

Other than that -- try to get plenty of rest before you undergo surgery, and I wish you well!

 

 


...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


BGD2Me
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   Posted 6/28/2006 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Uppity. I am having the laproscopic surgery done.

I guess I am just very nervous about the procedure. I am not dx so I never know what to say to the docs. The only meds I take are Aleeve. Then tonight I have to do an enema;- Not going to be fun.

Thanks again for your support.

Lysha
When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.


uppitycats
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   Posted 6/28/2006 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
A friend who has diabetes recently had this done, via laproscopic surgery. She was quite concerned, too, as balancing the diabetes and the food requirements that brings with what she had to do with the surgery was a problem...

She came through just fine, and was surprised at how well she felt. No particular after effects at all. I hope it goes as smoothly for you!
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


rhondab
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   Posted 6/28/2006 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lysha

Just wanted to pop in here and tell u i've been following u'r thread and praying everything will go good for u during u'r surgery. I may be facing some of the same issues as u are now and i know exactly how u feel about what to say to the doc's. There's no easy way to figure out how to explain to them what's goin on in u'r world right now. I will be thinking of u and hoping all goes great for u. Please let us all know how u are.

rhonda

BGD2Me
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   Posted 6/30/2006 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,

Lysha's surgery went fine. She ended up having to stay the night because of some serious nausea, but was able to come home early this afternoon. The Lortabs are even takng care of her constant limb pains that she has had going on.

Thank you all for putting her in your thoughts,

Justin
When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.


shellypoo
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   Posted 6/30/2006 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Justin and Lysha,
So glad all went well with surgery! If you start having pain around your shoulder don't worry it's from the gas they inflated you with and referred pain....a very common pain that the docs don't always tell you about!

You're in my prayers!
Michelle ><>
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