Posted 9/12/2006 8:35 AM (GMT -6)

I really understand how you feel. I really did not want to have my gallbladder removed either. Mine came out last month. I was so close to cancelling it but I felt that I had no choice but to go through with it.

I think I remember that you said that you have stones and sludge. It has got to come out if that is the case.

Give yourself time to heal after the procedure. Don't rush yourself. Don't push your body. Take time to rest and heal.

Maybe you will one of those people who is up and going within 3-5 days; but if you are not, don't feel bad. Rest and heal. You will feel better over time.

It has been 3 weeks since mine and I do feel better. However I am not back to feeling good or normal. I know that this is because of my fibromyalgia. It is just going to take time.

Take the time you need after the surgery. Don't let anyone rush you or tell you that you are suppose to feel better now and get back to your routine. It will happen. Don't feel bad if it takes longer.

Try to do some positive self-talk instead of telling yoursel that it is cancer. Your brain can either talk yourself into a panic or talk yourself out of panic but YOU control the chatter in your brain. Make it friendly and positive. This is a learned behavior for everyone. So if you are use to thinking the worse, it wiil take time and practice to change that. However it will be worth it. Start making those changes today!! (I need to do the same!!)

God Bless.

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