Had surgery need some input please...........

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   Posted 10/26/2007 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok first off my dad is home and is doing pretty good,he is starting to look like his own self again.It has been very stressful because I am very close to my dad.
Now here comes my question I had by gallbladder surgery yesterday and let's just say I am having a hard time the pain it unberable.It was done lapocsopey I have four 1inc insictions and one two inch insiction and I am a having a hard time.If any off you have had this done how long did it take for the pain to ease up?

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   Posted 10/26/2007 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
It took my 17 year old daughter about 4 days to really start to feel better. She also had alot of oozing mixed with blood coming from the incision near the belly button. She had her laposcopey done on Sept. 12--she is back 99% with the exception of still being careful what not to eat!! Good Luck!! I hope you feel better soon. Claire

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   Posted 10/26/2007 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Same here, daughter had it done, about 4-5 days. Several months before she could eat any fiber, which may/may not be longer for you with the CD. Wow! You two guys are really the walking wounded aren't you! Hope you both continue on the mend fast!
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   Posted 10/26/2007 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Curley don't know about how long but so glad to hear your surgery is over what are you taking for the pain now? Be well and and speedy recovery . lol gail

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   Posted 10/26/2007 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't had gall bladder surgery, but I've had six or so abdominal surgeries. In my experience, the laparoscopies hurt more than open procedures. I think it's partly the gas they introduce into the abdominal cavity, but for whatever reason, it is a very painful recovery.

Sorry you're hurting and going through a hard time.


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   Posted 10/26/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to say feel better soon!!
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   Posted 10/26/2007 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I think the 1st 4-5 days are really the worst of it. I had a burning type pain inside that lasted for awhile. But, then I also had the pain from the gas they blow you up with and I think it was the worse of the two. I never had any kind of oozing from any of the puncture marks. Hang in there it will get better each day. Remember to get up and walk, a to help rid of the gas and to keep from getting peumonia. Hugs, Susie

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   Posted 10/26/2007 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks every one for your support.I am still hurting a lot and it feel's better sitting in a chair than in bed.I have been walking around a little but can't go to far or I will start hurting really bad.I will be gade when this gas does go.

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   Posted 10/26/2007 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Just want to wish you a speedy recovery.  Glad your dad's doing better.
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