I had my gallbladder out laprascopically (sp?) and it wasn't too bad. I wouldn't say the recovery was real easy, but then I was 53.
Now, I'm so glad it's out. I used to get awful pains lying in my bed at night, almost like labor pains.....they're gone. I thought I was having a heart attack one morning and it turned out to be the gallbladder. The Hida scan showed it wasn't functioning, plus I had stones. It's kind of nice when it's something they can actually see and do something about, for a change.
Strangely, I had similar pains when my appendix was going hooey on me. Not the typical ones, no nausea or vomiting, not much fever, the pain wasn't in the "right" place....it was mostly in my back. Figures! Finally they operated because my white blood count was elevated, and sure enough, it was close to bursting.
Good luck to you! It's not easy with a little one on top of everything else you're dealing with. And do keep us posted....
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Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
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