Posted 1/26/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -7)
Hey everyone, thanks again for all the advice about gallbladder removal! I wanted to let you know that I had the surgery yesterday and I'm doing great. I went through recovery much faster than expected and the nurses let me go home much sooner than expected. I had a lovely night in my own bed and I'm continuing to rest. When I get up to go to the bathroom or get a snack, I make a point of walking around for a minute because I've found my tummy hurts more if I don't stretch it out a bit every now and then. The Percocet helps, but the anesthesia has given me dry heaves twice today, which wasn't so fun.
I got the expected shoulder aches from the carbon dioxide gas, but it's already starting to fade. So, aside from feeling like I've been punched in the gut by a super villain, I'm doing pretty well. Thanks again for your support and advice!