So sorry about all you are going through. I had my gb removed 10/8. I must say I haven't been the same since. I did't have any trapped stones and hopefully still don't, but my Dr. feels I have IBS and Reflux, not necessarily from the Sx but possibly contributed to my GB attacks and symptoms. I do experience discomforts such as gas, belching, D and C off and on, stomach or ab pain. I am presently very nauseaus constantly, maybe from the meds I was on. Yes, very depressed. This is not quality of life. So I took antidepressants that made me very sick to my stomach and gave meget as anxiety attacks. Still having them. life has changed for me. Now I need to learn how to cope with this life the best way I can. This forum has a big part in that. Hope you can get as much help as you can from being here.
Hang in there with the rest of us!
Wow...I don't know much about the surgery that you are going to have but if it is in the bile duct it seems that it would be something that you need out asap. Did you have an ultrasound to determine that there is a stone? Have you had an endoscopy? That would probably show what all is going on in your gut and esophagus. Get a second opinion if you feel that your Dr. is questionable. Where are you from? It shouldn't take 2 months to get on a surgery schedule, unless you are out of the USA. If you are in that much pain I would get a second opinion. You don't want to end up in the ER like you did the first time.
My Dr. suspects that I have reflux so he put me on Nexium. I never had very noticable symptoms, which I hear is very possible. But, yes I do know that the gallbladder, stones and GB Sx are all connected to reflux and even IBS. Once in awhile I do have burning/heat sensations in my chest and back. Symptoms vary from person to person.
Hang in there. We are here for you.
Yes, you are right. I think that the mrcp would be the best way to go. You are on the right track. let me know how it goes, if you don't mind. Whenever I have questions about anything I google it. Maybe you can find some info. on bile stones and how long they can be in the duct. It might put your mind at ease, although you still have to wait 2 months to hopefully resolve the pain. Best wishes to you.
That is GREAT news. I am sure you must be a little nervous. but you are on the road to a healthier life. Apparently this is rather common after GB Sx. We still can produce stones after Sx. Yes, it must be a somewhat smaller stone otherwise you would be presenting worse symptoms like jaundice.Hopefully it will relieve all of your pain. Do they do this Sx with the Lap or do they have to cut you open? Hopefully it isn't too invasive.
Now try to relax, take a deep breath and do some praying. I find that always helps.
It is amazing what kind of sophisticated surgical procedures have been developed. It sounds like a simple same day surgery. In fact, I think that my mom was supposed to have that procedure done when she had pancreatitis, but instead she had her GB removed. If you need suggestions on what to eat for your tummy why don't you start a new topic and get peoples suggestions on what helped the. I was just on a website for a drink called Haldi. Someone just posted the suggestion on one of the threads, and she drinks it for her stomach problems instead of taking a ppi like Nexium. I think you will get allot of feedback. I'll be interested to see the response.